Shyam K. Sriram is a doctoral student in political science with a focus on Asian Pacific American politics. He recently relocated from Georgia to California and is still in a state of shock. He can be reached at email@example.com .
Whitewashed: America’s Invisible Middle Eastern Identity | 1 Apr 2009 // 5:00 PM
As the Middle Eastern American community has been perceived to be less Christian and more Muslim since 9/11, so too is the assumption that they are unable to assimilate because of religious differences.
What Happens When Public Health Becomes a Battleground for the “Moral Language of Health” | 31 Aug 2015 // 2:00 AM
After the Wrath is an amazing read and full of thought-provoking ideas and theories about how religion – leaders, institutions, and policy – frames responses to disease.
What Is the Line Between Cultural Respect and (Mis)appropriation? | 21 Jul 2015 // 9:05 PM
The Goddess Pose is fascinating story of how an Eastern European woman became a global chameleon and the most recognizable face of yoga in the world.
'Cornbread Nation 7: The Best of Southern Food Writing' Is American Regionalism at Its Finest | 20 Jul 2014 // 9:10 PM
A splendid collection of tales of Southerners traveling abroad and children of immigrants living in the South and reflecting on their heritage.
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - "Carry Me" | 28 Jun 2013 // 6:35 AM
In the fall of 2004, I was working at WRAS-Atlanta, Album 88, and was on the graveyard shift. I was new to the world of college radio and my mind was being blown every day by bands I had never heard of.