I am a femme settler of colour and PhD Student at the Social Justice Institute at the University of British Columbia. My parents immigrated to Metro Vancouver in 1984 from Punjab, India and so I was born, live, and work on the unceded, ancestral lands of the Coast Salish peoples and continue to support Indigenous movements of self-determination.
In official academic terms, I am interested in doing research and writing on the complex relations between political economies, global meta-narratives, decolonial and intersectional feminist perspectives, and our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health.
Outside of my PhD, I volunteer with the Vancouver Women’s Health Collective which is a small, non-profit organization and community health clinic on Hastings Street. I am also a member of the RAGA (Race, Age, Gender, and Autobiography) Centre Collective and Student Networks at UBC. Overall I aim to live a career/life-style that balances research, teaching, creative writing, organizational skills, cooking (and eating of course!), sustainability, and community involvement.