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Sriram's areas of expertise include American politics, Asian American politics, and immigration and refugee resettlement.
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Focuses on the deracialisation strategies of South Asian American candidates for elected office. Argues that there is a distinct patten among these candidates in terms of the representation they embody, as well as their personal choices including using non-ethnic nicknames in their campaign materials. Suggests that candidates who used a non-ethnic nickname were at least 25% more likely to win an election.
Discusses civic engagement at various institutions and shares ideas about what worked at each. Focuses on implementing practices that ameliorated American civic knowledge among students, faculty, staff, and universities as a whole.
Seeks to present studies of minority women that highlight how they are similar and dissimilar to other groups of women or minorities as well as variations within groups of minority women.
Seeks new ways to foster learning beyond the textbook and lecture model, by using creative and new media, including graphic novels, animated films, hip-hop music, Twitter, and more.
Examines how the development of an organizational structure affected the dominant frame of South Korea's Nosamo and the Tea Party Movement, comparing structures and outcomes. Finds out whether there are differences in each group's ability to affect a unified presence by examining group documents and news coverage.