PhD Candidate, Sociology, Memorial University of Newfoundland

I am a PhD candidate in Sociology at Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL Canada. My research interests include sociology of gender, men & masculinities, international migration, caste, and deviance. Currently, I am doing fieldwork for my doctoral research in Ontario. My research explores the transnational experiences of young Punjabi men who migrate to Canada as international students. I examine how Punjabi (hegemonic) masculinities are influenced by transnational aspirations, the process of migration, and eventually transnationalism. I also study the spatio-temporal strategies young Punjabi men utilize in their masculine performativities and the overarching role caste-visibility plays to that end.


  • –present
    Doctoral Candidate, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Grants and Contracts

  • 2019
    Scotiabank Bursary for International Study
    Funding Source:

Professional Memberships

  • International Sociological Association
  • Society for the Study of Social Problems
  • Canadian Sociological Association
  • Canadian Anthropology Society