Ph.D. Yale, 1998
MA Yale, 1991
BA Cornell, 1988


Cross-Cultural Harlem: Reimagining Race and Place (New York: Columbia University Press, 2024).
Imagining Our Americas, Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2007
India Abroad, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2003


  • “Langston Hughes and Simple: Across Form and Space to a Political Consciousness,” in Langston Hughes in Context, eds. Vera Kutzinski and Anthony Reed (Cambridge and London: Cambridge University Press, 2022).
  • 'It’s that Spanish Blood,’: Langston Hughes Imagines Race in Harlem and the World,” in American Quarterly (December 2018)
  • Editors’ Introduction, and special issue edited, “The Global South: Histories, Itineraries and Politics,” Radical History Review 131 (May 2018)
  • “Diasporic Autobiography: New Indias and New Selves in the Works of Dhan Gopal Mukerji and Dalip Singh Saund,” in Cambridge History of Asian American Literature, eds. Rajini Srikanth and Min Song (Cambridge and London: Cambridge University Press, 2015).
  • “South Asian Migration to the United States: Diasporic and National Formations,” in Routledge Handbook on South Asian Diaspora, eds. Joya Chatterji and David Washbrook (London: Routledge, 2014).
  • “Loving the Other in 1970s Harlem: Race, Space, and Place in Aaron Loves Angela,” symploke, Vol. 18, Nos. 1-2 (2010).
  • “Harlem’s Pasts in its Present,” for Politics, Publics, Personhood: Ethnography at the Limits of Neoliberalism, ed. Carol Greenhouse, Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press (2009).
  • “Interdisciplinarity and Historical Encounter of the Americas,” with Heidi Tinsman, LASA Forum 36:2 (Fall 2005).
  • “Our Americas: Political and Cultural Imaginings”: Special Issue of Radical History Review, edited and introduced with Heidi Tinsman, Spring 2004. {Awarded “Best Special Issue for 2004" by the Council of Editors of Learned Journals}
  • “Comparativism, Ethnicity and the United States, in a Diasporic History of the Americas,” [review essay],  American Quarterly, Vo. 54, No. 1 (March 2002).
  • “Locations for South Asian Diasporas,” in Annual Review of Anthropology 30 (2001).

Grants and Fellowships

  • Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Scholars-in-Residence Fellowship, 2005-2006
  • Society for the Humanities Fellowship, Cornell University, 2001-2002
  • Institute of American Cultures Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of California, Los Angeles, 1997-1998
  • Henry Hart Rice Advanced Research Fellowship, Yale University, 1993-1994
  • John F. Enders Research Grant, Yale University, Summer of 1993
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437 Bryan Hall

Sandhya Shukla

American, Postcolonial

Class Schedule: 
T/Th 9:30-10:45, 11:00-12:15
Office Hours: 
Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:30 – 2:00 pm.