Selected Publications

Academic


Sikh Americans, Popular Constitutionalism, and Religious Liberty, in RELIGIOUS FREEDOM IN AMERICA: CONSTITUTIONAL ROOTS AND CONTEMPORARY CHALLENGES (Allen Hertzke ed., 2015)


How State Photo Identification Standards Can Be Used to Undermine Religious Freedom, Asian American Law Journal – UC Berkeley, Vol. 19 (2012)


The Application of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act to Appearance Regulations that Presumptively Prohibit Observant Sikh Lawyers from Joining the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General Corps, Chapman Law Review, 11 Chap. L. Rev. 155 (2007)


General


Political candidates should not ignore Indian-Americans, India West (Oct. 22, 2018)


Florida cities fail to report hate crimes, Miami Herald (Aug. 2, 2017)


How not to get tough on terror, USA Today (Feb. 15, 2017)

Selected Presentations

Panel Discussion, Workshop on UNHRC Resolution 16/18, U.S. Dept. of State, Durban and Capetown, South Africa (Sept 10-14, 2018)


Panel Discussion, Frontiers of Religious Accommodation, Pacific Coast Labor & Employment Law Conference, Seattle, WA (April 27, 2017)


Congressional Briefing, Power, Pain, Potential, South Asian Americans Leading Together, Washington, DC (March 23, 2017)


Panel Discussion, Workshop on UNHRC Resolution 16/18, U.S. Dept. of State, Sofia, Bulgaria (March 14-16, 2017)


Panel Discussion, Being Desi in Trump's America, Desis for Progress, Washington, DC (Feb. 22, 2017)


Panel Discussion, Workshop on UNHRC Resolution 16/18, U.S. Dept. of State, Skopje, Macedonia (Sept. 19-21, 2016)


Lecture, Advocacy 101, University of District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law,

Washington, DC (July 11, 2016)


Panel Discussion, Workshop on UNHRC Resolution 16/18, U.S. Dept. of State, Madrid, Spain (Feb. 1-2, 2016)


Panel Discussion, Waking in Oak Creek, U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, Washington, DC (April 30, 2015) 


Panel Discussion, Coalition Building, Washington Leadership Program, Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership, Washington, DC (July 16, 2014)


Panel Discussion, Workshop on UNHRC Resolution 16/18, U.S. Dept. of State, Athens, Greece (Jan. 27-29, 2014)


Panel Discussion, Civil and Human Rights Symposium, South Asian Bar Association of DC, George Washington University School of Law (Nov. 20, 2013)


Panel Discussion, Workshop on UNHRC Resolution 16/18, U.S. Dept. of State, Bali, Indonesia (Sept. 18-20, 2013)


Panel Discussion, Religious Discrimination in Employment, Howard University Law School (Oct. 29, 2013)


Panel Discussion, Race Relations Post 9/11: Allies in Understanding, A.C.T.O.R. (A Continuing Talk on Race), Busboys and Poets, Washington, DC (Sept. 1, 2013)


Lecture, Sikh American Civil Rights Issues, Aviation Consumer Protection Division, U.S. Department of Transportation, Washington, DC (May 16, 2013)


Lecture, Sikh Americans and Religious Liberty, Institute for the American Constitutional Heritage, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK (Mar. 26, 2013)


Webinar, How Interfaith Coalitions Can Strategically Combat Hate, Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions (Mar. 18, 2013) 


Panel Discussion, Safe Schools Advocacy Summit, Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network (Mar. 4, 2013)


Panel Discussion, Facing Race on Xenophobic Hate Crimes, Facing Race National Conference, Race Forward f/k/a Applied Research Center, Baltimore, MD (Nov. 16, 2012)


Lecture, Protecting Civil Rights in the Post-9/11 Environment, Multicultural Law Students Association, William & Mary School of Law, Williamsburg, VA (Nov. 7, 2012) 


Lecture, Working with the Media, Michigan Alliance Against Hate Crimes, Lansing, MI (Sept. 14, 2012) 


Congressional Briefing, Hate Crimes and School Bullying Against Sikh Americans, Office of Congressman  Joseph Crowley, U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, DC (Sept. 10, 2012)


Panel Discussion, Empowering Communities: Coalition Building for Change, Washington Leadership Program, Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership, Washington, DC (July 25, 2012)


Panel Discussion, Landscaping Racism and the Asian American Movement in the 21st Century, UC Berkeley Law School, Berkeley, CA (Mar. 15, 2012)


Panel Discussion, Istanbul Process Roundtable, U.S. Department of State (Dec. 13, 2011)


Panel Discussion, Lobbying for the Faithful: Religious Advocacy Groups in Washington, D.C., Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, Washington, DC (Nov. 21, 2011)


Panel Discussion, Changing the Story: Interfaith Dialogue Post-9/11, South Asian Americans Leading Together, Washington, DC (Sept. 12, 2011)


Panel Discussion, Civil Rights Ten Years After September 11, 2001, American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, Washington, DC (Sept. 8, 2011)


Panel Discussion, 10 Years after 9/11, San Francisco Foundation, Northern California Grantmakers, Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy, San Francisco, CA (July 14, 2011)


Panel Discussion, 2011 Asian American Pacific Islander Summit – Civil Rights Panel, Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, Washington, DC (May 25, 2011)


Testimony, Bias-Based Bullying Against Sikh Children in the Post-9/11 Environment, Briefing on Federal Enforcement of Civil Rights Laws Protecting Students Against Bullying, Violence, and Harassment, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, DC (May 13, 2011)


Panel Discussion, Secular and Interfaith Community Engagement, National Counterterrorism Center, Foreign Service Institute, Arlington, VA (May 12, 2011)


Panel Discussion, 10 Years After 9/11, South Asian Summit 2011, South Asian Americans Leading Together, South Asian Law Student Association at American University Washington College of Law, Washington, DC (Apr. 2, 2011)


Panel Discussion, Human Rights, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, North American South Asian Law Students Association, Georgetown Law School, Washington, DC (Feb. 19, 2011)


Lecture, Sikh Americans and Post-9/11 Civil Rights, Sikh Student Association, George Washington University, Washington, DC (Dec. 11, 2010)


Panel Discussion, Beyond the Vote: Raising Our Political Voice, South Asian Americans Leading Together, Washington, DC (June 28, 2010)


Panel Discussion, Civil Rights Forum, Montgomery County Office of Human Rights, Commission on Hate/Violence, Commission on Human Rights, Rockville, MD (May 4, 2010)


Panel Discussion, Civil Society Consultation for the U.S. Universal Periodic Review – Profiling and Discrimination Post 9/11, U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC (Apr. 28, 2010)


Panel Discussion, Hate Crimes Prevention Act Training, Community Relations Service, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC (Feb. 23, 2010)


Panel Discussion, National South Asian Summit, South Asian Americans Leading Together, Washington, DC (Apr. 25, 2009)


Lecture, Sikh Americans and Post-9/11 Civil Rights, Washington Adventist College f/k/a Columbia Union College, Takoma Park, MD (Mar. 25, 2009)


Panel Discussion, Evolving Understandings of Hate Crimes Against Asian and Middle Eastern Americans in Pre- and Post-9/11 America: Economic Motivations and the Myth of the Perpetual Foreigner, 15th Annual Rebellious Lawyering Conference, Yale Law School, New Haven, CT (Feb. 21, 2009)


Lecture, Sikh Americans and Post-9/11 Civil Rights, Institute of Bill of Rights Law Student Division Luncheon Lecture Series, William & Mary School of Law, Williamsburg, VA (Feb. 12, 2009)


Panel Discussion, 9/11 Seven Years Later: How it Still Affects the South Asian Community, South Asian Law Students Association, American University Washington College of Law, Washington, DC (Sept. 30, 2008)

Education

Master of Science in Accounting, American University (2018)


Juris Doctor, William & Mary Law School (2006)


Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, University of Miami (2003)