Kathleen Hall

Associate Professor of Education and Anthropology
Director, South Asia Center

Dr. Hall is a social anthropologist whose ethnographic research focuses on issues of citizenship, immigration, race, and class inequality in the United Kingdom and in the United States. Her work locates the study of immigration, education, and social mobility within a broader concern with the politics of difference in culturally plural nations, and asks how “national integration” comes to be conceived and contested in distinctive ways in the public sphere at different levels of social scale: in policy debates, legal cases, media discourse, local politics, and everyday practice. Her book, published with University of Pennsylvania Press, addresses the dynamic tensions between race, nationalism, and communal relations in the lives of Sikh youth in England. Current research focuses on governmentality and the politics of knowledge in global efforts to educate for democracy.