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Deenesh Sohoni


Deenesh Sohoni is Professor of Sociology at William and Mary. His research revolves around understanding the multifaceted nature of race and ethnic relations in diverse societies. Specifically, he examines the significance of race, ethnicity, nativity and citizenship status in a variety of important social institutions such as education, marriage, the military, the law, and the media. His work has been published in top academic journals such as Social Forces, Social ProblemsSociology of Education, Law and Society Review, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Sociology of Race and Ethnicity among others; cited in legal cases and amicus briefs; and covered in international, national, local, and specialty media outlets such as NPR, The Atlantic, Slovak Public Radio, the Virginia Gazette and Society Pages. He is currently working on a book manuscript examining the legal history of Asian Americans in the U.S. military.



Professor Sohoni is the Director of the Asian Pacific Islander American (APIA) Studies program. He is also the Co-Chair of the Asian Centennial at W&M. He regularly teaches courses on Global Social Problems, Global Migration, Demography, and Asian American Demography and Law. In addition, he helped found and has directed the study abroad program in Goa, India.