Sunaina Maira F'19

Sunaina  Maira
Professor
Asian American Studies
University of California, Davis
last updated: 10/1/2019

Mellon/ACLS Scholars & Society 2019
Professor
Asian American Studies
University of California, Davis
Sanctuary, Solidarity, and Missing Stories: Arab Immigrants and Refugees in the Trump Era
For residence at StoryCenter, Berkeley, CA

This research investigates the experiences of Arab immigrant and refugee communities in the San Francisco Bay Area in order to understand how their experiences might reframe the current debate about immigration, race, national identity, Islam, and sanctuary movements. The project includes ethnographic research, oral history interviews, digital storytelling, as well as public forums about the experiences of Arab immigrants and refugees and what these suggest for immigrant rights, cross-racial alliances, as well as public policy.