Dr. Amy Bhatt is Associate Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies, Affiliate Associate Professor in the Language, Literacy and Culture Program and the Asian Studies Program at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). She received her PhD in Feminist Studies from the University of Washington in Seattle, WA.
Her research focuses on the effects of migration on gender and families, social reproduction, and South Asian community formation. Her most recent book High-Tech Housewives: Indian IT Workers, Gendered Labor, and Transmigration(University of Washington Press, 2018) explores how ideas about gender and the family are transformed and reinforced through transnational and circulating migration, using the case of Indian H-1B and H-4 visa holders.
In addition to her research on transnational migration, she is also interested in South Asian community formation and activism. She is the co-author of the book Roots and Reflections: South Asians in the Pacific Northwest (University of Washington Press, 2013) with Nalini Iyer, the former oral historian for the South Asian Oral History Project, and the co-chair of the South Asian American Digital Archive’s Academic Council.
Dr. Bhatt teaches both introductory and senior level core courses for Gender and Women’s Studies, as well as courses in gender and globalization and South Asia, which serve GWST, Asian Studies, and Global Studies.
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