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 the 1980s 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 also work at the Soap Dispensary and Kitchen Staples, low-impact bulk refill story. Overall I aim to live a career and life-style that balances research, teaching, creative writing, organizational skills, cooking (and eating of course!), sustainability, and community involvement.