Shyam K. Sriram is a doctoral student in political science at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has written for PopMatters since 2009, and has also contributed to The Aerogram, The eJournal of Public Affairs, The Asian Journal of Comparative Politics, South Asian Diaspora, and other publications. He considers meeting Gene Wilder in 2010 to be one of the highlights of his life. 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.
A 21st-century Muckraker Pierces the Heart of the Internet in 'Reading the Comments' | 18 Oct 2016 // 9:15 PM
If Eggers' The Circle gave us a glance at the inimical nature of social media via Orwell’s idea of “groupthink”, then Reagle takes us even deeper into why we love to comment on anything and everything.
Race Mixing in 'Absalom's Daughters' | 20 Sep 2016 // 9:05 PM
This is not an attempt to rewrite Faulkner as much as it's a cogent effort at bringing women and people of color to the forefront of a Faulkner-inspired work.
'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.