As a Fulbright New Century Scholar, she researched access and equity in higher education in India and South Africa. She received fellowships from the Fulbright Hays program, the Dartmouth Humanities Center, and the United States Institute of Peace.
Identity and Identification in India: Defining the Disadvantaged.
London and New York: RoutledgeCurzon 2003, reissued in paperback by Routledge 2009.
"Scheduled Castes, Christians and Muslims: The politics of macro-majorities and micro-minorities." In Rowena Robinson, ed. Minority Studies.
Oxford University Press, 2012.
With Harita Patel. "India's democracy: Success against the odds." IN Mary Malone, ed. Achieving democracy: Democracy in theory and practice.
Continuum Books, 2011.
"Caste discrimination and reservations." In Hinduism and Law: In Introduction
. ed. by Donald Davis, Timothy Lubin and Jayanth Krishnan. Cambridge University Press, 2010.
"Women's empowerment through religious conversion: Voices of Buddhists in Nagpur, India" in Manu Bhagavan and Anne Feldhaus, eds. Speaking truth to power: Religion, caste and the subaltern question in India.
New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2008.
“True Believers? Agency and Sincerity in Representations of ‘Mass Movement’ Converts in 1930s India” in Dennis Washburn and A. Kevin Reinhart, eds. Converting Cultures: Religion, Ideology and Transformations of Modernity,
Leiden, Boston: Brill, 2007.
With Theano Terkenli and Marcia Bellas “Tourism impacts on local life: Socio-cultural continuity and change in Crete.” Aegean Geographical Journal,
16, 1-2 (2007) pp. 37-52.
“Race, Caste and Justice: Social Science Categories and Antidiscrimination Policies in India and the United States.” Connecticut Law Review
36, 3 (spring 2004) pp. 747-85.
"Another 'People of India' project: Colonial and national anthropology," Journal of Asian Studies
62, 4 (Nov 2003) pp. 1143-1170.
Select classes: Politics of South Asia, Women & sustainable de
PhD, University of Wisconsin,
Madison, Wisconsin, 1998 (political science).
MA , University of Wisconsin,
Madison, Wisconsin, 1993 (political science).
BA, Lawrence University,
Appleton, Wisconsin, 1991 (government and music).
(PI) Jenkins, Laura, Affirmative Action in India: Access and Equity in Higher Education through Reservation Policies., Department of State. (SRS 005166); $37,000.00. Date: 03/01/2007 to 12/31/2008. Status: Active.