Satwinder Kaur Bains
Dr. Satwinder Kaur Bains is Director of the South Asian Studies Institute and an associate professor of Culture, Media, and Society Studies at the University of the Fraser Valley in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada. Her critical analysis of India’s multilingual policy and planning has fuelled her interest in studying the impact of language, culture, and identity on South Asian Canadian migration, settlement, and integration. Her widely published research includes and intersects cross-cultural education with a focus on anti-racist curriculum implementation; race, racism, and ethnicity; identity politics; Sikh feminist ideology; migration and the South Asian Canadian diaspora; and Punjabi Canadian cultural historiography. Her scholarship, extensive community service, and work with various organizations have earned her numerous awards for her commitment to social justice, preservation of histories and cultural knowledge, and women’s rights.