As processes of racialization continue to accelerate in the war on terror, Islamophobia has increasingly come to condition the lives of diasporic Sikh populations. Based upon a series of interviews with Sikh respondents, this talk will examine their historical and contemporary positioning in Western nation states. In doing so, it will demonstrate the complex ways in which Sikhs have been regulated through a winder racial politics of inclusion and exclusion.
Speaker: Katy Sian (University of York)
The Long History of Identity, Ethnicity and Nationhood
Open to all