Associate Professor of Gender and Women's Studies, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Amy Bhatt is Associate Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). She received her PhD in Feminist Studies from the University of Washington. Her research focuses on the effects of migration on gender and families 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.

She is also the co-author of the book Roots and Reflections: South Asians in the Pacific Northwest (University of Washington Press, 2013), 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.

Experience

  • –present
    Associate Professor of Gender and Women's Studies, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Education

  • 2011 
    University of Washington, Ph.D. in Feminist Studies