Dr. Harpreet Kaur

Grant Category: Fulbright-Nehru Postdoctoral Research Fellows
Field of Specialization: Study of the United States
Name: Dr. Harpreet Kaur   
Official Address and Designation: Lecturer and Assistant Director
Centre for the Study of Social Exclusion and
Inclusive Policy
Guru Nanak Dev University
Amritsar 143 001
Telephone (O): 91-183-2258802-09
E-mail: harpreetkmangat@gmail.com
Duration of Grant: Twelve Months
Project Title: Long Distance Nationalism of Diasporas: A Study of Sikhs in the USA
Abstract of Project :
Any discourse on diaspora would remain incomplete without discussing the diaspora-homeland-hostland relation. Diasporic populations generally indulge in Long Distance Nationalism (LDN). The triadic relationship between diaspora-homeland-hostland becomes complex when diaspora starts supporting ethnic movements back home that is antagonistic to the interests of home state. It is precisely due to this intervention of diaspora that they have become a source of insecurity for both the homeland and hostland. The Sikhs in the USA are a peculiar case of diaspora with strong bonds with their homeland-Punjab from the colonial times. My Fulbright project will trace the long distance nationalism of the Sikh diaspora in the USA.

Academic Background :
Ph.D. Political Science Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar 2009
M.A. Political Science Punjab University, Chandigarh 2001
B.A. Political Science Punjab University, Chandigarh 1999
Professional Background:
Lecturer and Assistant Director Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar 2008–till date
Dr. Harpreet Kaur