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Sharanjit Kaur Sandhra

Sharanjit Kaur Sandhra

Senior Faculty Associate, Coordinator: South Asian Studies Institute
Sessional Instructor


Abbotsford campus, F131

Phone: (604) 851-6325

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Sharanjit Kaur Sandhra is the Coordinator at the South Asian Studies Institute at the University of the Fraser Valley,  co-curator of exhibits at the Sikh Heritage Museum, located in the National Historic Site Gur Sikh Temple in Abbotsford, BC and a sessional faculty in the Department of History at UFV.

She is currently a PhD Candidate in the Department of History at UBC and is interested in looking at the affective experiences of museum visitors through a critical race theory lens. Sharn has a great passion for activist work and engagement in the community through academia and museum exhibits.



  • Master of Arts, Department of Asian Studies at UBC
  • PhD Candidate, Department of History at UBC

Research Interests

Sikh migration experience in BC
South Asian Diaspora(s)
History of emotions
Social justice/anti racist/advocacy work


  • Sandhra, S. Canadian Sikh Heritage Pioneer Interviews. Online website: 2007-ongoing.
  • Sandhra, S. Guru Nanak’s Philosophy and Science Understanding Sikhism, The Research Journal. January-December, 2012 Vol.14, No. 1-2:  
  • Jauhal, P. and Sandhra, S. A Soldier Remembers: Lieutenant Colonel Pritam Singh Jauhal, A Memoir. Centre for Indo Canadian Studies, University of the Fraser Valley. November 2013.
  • Sandhra, S., Bains, S., Koehn, S. & Addison, M. “Promoting mental health of immigrant seniors in community.” Ethnicity and Inequalities in Health and Social Care. 7(3), 146-156. 2014.
  • Sandhra, S., and Bains, Satwinder. Sustaining echoes of the past - building a future: 100 years of Indo-Canadian history. Abbotsford: From Village to City: Centers of Innovation and Excellence. 2015.
  • Sandhra, S. Book Review, The Voyage of the Komagata Maru: The Sikh Challenge to Canada’s Colour Bar. BC Studies, no. 190, pgs.156-57. 2016.
  • Sandhra, S. Book Review, Not Fit to Stay: Public Health Panics and South Asian Exclusion. The Ormsby Review. [Forthcoming, 2017].

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