Aneeth Kaur Hundle

Position Title
Assistant Professor, Anthropology
Presidential Chair, Social Sciences to Advance Sikh Studies
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Aneeth Kaur Hundle, Ph.D. studies the Sikh religion and culture in global, comparative, cross-racial and religious community frameworks. She also teaches courses and develop research programs to increase understanding of immigrant incorporation and civil rights issues affecting Sikhs in the U.S.

Hundle joined UCI in January from UC Merced, where she was an assistant professor of anthropology and associated faculty with the critical race and ethnic studies program. Her current research explores the politics of race, gender, citizenship and decolonization in Uganda after the expulsion of the racialized Asian community in 1972. Her research and writing have been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Wenner-Gren Foundation and multiple UC awards, including the UC President’s Faculty Research Fellowship and the UC Noyce Initiative.

After receiving a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and gender studies from Northwestern University, Hundle earned master’s and doctoral degrees in anthropology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She spent four years on the faculty of UC Merced, including one year as a visiting professor with the Center for African Studies at UC Berkeley, and was a research associate with the Makerere Institute of Social Research at Uganda’s Makerere University for two years.

Hundle has been published in the Journal of Asian and African Studies; Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East; Public CultureCritical Ethnic Studies; and Feminist Review, among other periodicals, and is currently an associate editor of Sikh Formations: Religion, Culture, Theory.


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