Academic Ammayyi


My first dance lesson, October 1986, Pearland, Texas


Though my current work examines the post 9/11 moment for South-Asian Americans, my first book project starts from the beginning, so to speak, tracing the circuitous path that brought me to these topics and to an academic life. I recently wrote a piece for a Telugu magazine—an auto-biographical retrospective—which will serve as a template for the prologue to my book. Here’s the link and I hope you’ll check it out.








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