Nithya is a writer and researcher from Kerala, India who now lives in San Diego, California (historic homeland of the Kumeyaay people). She has a PhD in Feminist from the Department of Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies at the University of Minnesota, and currently works as postdoctoral fellow there. Her research looks at the lives of refugee women in Delhi and the ways in which they survive and thrive. Questions of place, displacement, citizenship, and migration interest her. Nithya’s scholarship is shaped by the many places she has called home– Kerala, Delhi, Minneapolis, and San Diego. Nithya is a proud alumna of Jamia Millia Islamia University in Delhi.