Dr. Sunera Thobani is an Associate Professor in the Department of Asian Studies and the Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice, at the University of British Columbia. Her scholarship focuses on critical race, post/colonial and feminist theory; globalization, media, citizenship and migration; and Muslim women and the War on Terror.
Her book, Exalted Subjects: Studies in the Making of Race and Nation in Canada, was published by the University of Toronto Press (2007) and States of Race: Critical Race Feminist Theory for the 21st Century (2010) and she has also co-edited Asian Women:Interconnections (2005)
Dr. Thobani served as Director of the Race, Autobiography, Gender and Age (RAGA) Centre at the University of British Columbia (2008-12), where she organized numerous projects on equity, diversity and social justice. She is a founding member of the Researchers and Academics of Colour for Equity (RACE), a cross-Canada network that promotes the scholarship and conference of academics of colour and of Indigenous Ancestry.
She was the first woman of colour to serve as President of the National Action Committee on the Status of Women (N AC) between 1993 and 1996. During that time NAC, along with the Canadian Labour Congress, organized the National Women’s March Against Poverty.