Junaid Rana

Associate Professor, Asian American Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Junaid Rana is an anthropologist who writes about global capitalism, diaspora, racism, and social protest movements. He is the author of Terrifying Muslims: Race and Labor in the South Asian Diaspora (Duke, 2011), winner of the 2013 Association of Asian American Studies Book Award in the Social Sciences. Recently he has written about academic boycott with Diane Fujino in the journal American Quarterly, and on academic freedom in the Journal of Asian American Studies. He is working on a book that describes life in a Pakistani neighborhood in Brooklyn since 9/11. He is an associate professor of Asian American Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with appointments in the Department of Anthropology, the Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, and the Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory.