Monisha Das Gupta, Ph.D.

das-guptaDr. Das Gupta is Associate Professor, Ethnic Studies and Women’s Studies, and the Director of the Center for South Asian Studies.

Contact Information

Dr. Das Gupta holds office at three departments, Ethnic Studies, Women’s Studies, and Center for South Asian Studies. She can be reached at (808) 956-2914, or through her email:

Educational Background

Ph.D. Sociology, Brandeis University, 1999


Migration, Globalization, U.S. Race Relations, Labor, Social Movements through a Transnational Feminist Perspective, Qualitative Methods, Feminist Theory.

Current Research Project: The interface between the immigrant rights movement in the US and immigration policies; Mexican immigration to Hawai’i.


ES 101 Introduction to Ethnic Studies
ES/WS 339 South Asian Migrants: Culture and Politics
SOC/WS/ES 418 Women and Work
WS 615 Feminist Theory

Selected Publications

  • Unruly Immigrants: Rights, Activism, and Transnational South Asian Politics in the United States (Duke University Press, 2006)
  • * Winner of the 2008 the American Sociological Association Section on Asia and Asian America Book Award
  • * Winner of the 2008 Association of Asian American Studies Best Book in Social Sciences Award