Nicole Ranganath is an Assistant Professor in Middle East/South Asia Studies at the University of California, Davis who specializes in the history of the Punjabi diaspora.  She has authored articles and book chapters about gender, caste, and music in the Punjabi diaspora as well as the history of Sikhs in Fiji.  Her PBS documentary, “Jutti Kasoori,” traced the history of women in California’s Punjabi community.  She is also the founding curator of the UC Davis Pioneering Punjabis Digital Archive in collaboration with the Punjabi community.  Her forthcoming book is Women and the Sikh Diaspora: Music and Mobility Across the Seven Seas (2023).

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