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 protected] .
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 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.
'The Household Spirit' Is a Strange Book | 15 Jul 2015 // 9:05 PM
This is the kind of book Erma Bombeck would have written if she was on heroin or had just watched The Grave of the Fireflies while listening to Jeff Buckley.
'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.