Prof. Madhulika S. Khandelwal is Director of the Asian/American Center and Associate Professor in Urban Studies Department at Queens College, City University of New York. She has taught Asian American Studies at a number of universities and has conducted research on contemporary Asian American communities.
Prof. Khandelwal’s main interests include immigrants, women, South Asian diaspora, Asian American communities, and multicultural issues in the United States. Dr. Khandelwal’s ethnographic research on South Asian immigrant communities in the New York area has been published in her book Becoming American, Being Indian: An Immigrant Community in New York City (Cornell University Press, 2002).
Born in India, Prof. Khandelwal was educated in both India and the United States and holds a Ph.D in History from Carnegie-Mellon University. Her academic career focuses on engaging diverse cultural and community issues and she has served on the boards of organizations such as National Asian Pacific American Legal Consortium (NAPALC), the Association for Asian American Studies, and Citylore. She is widely recognized for her community-oriented research and has been honored by NYC Comptroller’s Office, Queens Women’s Center, Elmhurst Hospital Center, and community organizations such as Pragati, Nav Nirman, and SAYA! (South Asian Youth Action !).