Nandita Sharma is a Professor of Racism, Migration and Transnationalism in the Department of Sociology at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa. Her research interests address themes of human migration, migrant labour, nation-state power, racism and nationalism, and processes of identification and self-understanding. Nandita is an activist scholar whose research is shaped by the social movements she is active in, including No Borders movements and those struggling for the commons. Amongst her publications are her books, Home Rule: National Sovereignty and the Separation of Natives and Migrants (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2020); Home Economics: Nationalism and the Making of ‘Migrant Workers’ in Canada (University of Toronto Press, 2006); and a special issue of the journal, Refuge “No Borders: A Practical Response to State Controls on People’s Migration" that she co-edited.
Sharma received her Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of Toronto.