Our Editorial Team

Diditi Mitra, Jugdep Chima, Shruti Devgan, and Elizabeth Weigler are highly accomplished academics, with published research on the Sikh community, as well as other topics. Sonia Dhami from the Sikh Foundation International serves as Managing Editor.

Diditi Mitra is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Brookdale Community College. Her research focuses on race and immigration. In addition to publishing peer-reviewed articles, she has authored “Punjabi Immigrant Mobility in the United States: Adaptation through Race and Class”, and co-edited “Race and the Lifecourse: Readings from the Intersection of Race, Ethnicity, and Age”. Diditi is also a Kathak dancer and an aspiring poet.

Jugdep S. Chima is an Associate Professor of Political Science & International Studies at Hiram College (Ohio, USA).  His research focuses on issues of ethnic nationalism, particularly in South Asia and India.  He is the author of “The Sikh Separatist Insurgency in India: Political Leadership and Ethnonationalist Movements”, and editor of “Ethnic Subnationalist Insurgencies in South Asia: Identities, Interests, and Challenges to State Authority”. He has also served as an expert consultant for various government agencies specifically on refugee and humanitarian affairs.    

Shruti Devgan is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Bowdoin College. Her recent scholarship examines diasporic, intergenerational and digitally mediated memories of the anti-Sikh violence of 1984 in India. She is especially interested in bridging the gap between academia and wider audiences and has written for platforms such as Contexts, American Sociological Association’s journal for general readers and NYU’s web journal, The Revealer.

Elizabeth Weigler is an industry researcher and holds a PhD in Cultural Anthropology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her scholarship and publications focus on the public historical projects of Sikhs living in the United Kingdom to understand identity formation and the role of the individual within processes of collective memory and civic engagement. She is dedicated to community-based knowledge and self-representation, working with grassroots outreach endeavors in Sikh and Punjabi heritage and broader crowd-sourced platforms.

Sonia Dhami is a Trustee of the Sikh Foundation International. She is the co-editor of “Sikh Art from the Kapany Collection” a definitive volume on Sikh Art co-published with the Smithsonian Institution. She has also edited a richly illustrated volume, “Games We Play”. Her work with Sikh institutions demonstrates the confluence of art, history, religion, and community. She graduated from St. Bede’s College Shimla and earned her Masters in Business Administration from Punjab Agricultural University Ludhiana.