Deepa Iyer

A leading racial justice activist, Deepa Iyer served for a decade as the executive director of South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT), focusing on community building in post-9/11 America. She teaches in the Asian American studies program at the University of Maryland and is the author of We Too Sing America (The New Press).

News and Reviews

The Nation

Deepa Iyer writes on the backlash against Muslims in the aftermath of the Paris attacks in an op-ed for The Nation online

Colorlines

Deepa Iyer discusses post-9/11 backlash and the aftermath of ISIS' Paris attack in an interview with Colorlines

Truthout

Read an excerpt of We Too Sing America at Truthout

Angry Asian Man

Deep Iyer is interviewed as Angry Asian Man's "Angry Reader of the Week"

Pages

Books by Deepa Iyer

We Too Sing America
South Asian, Arab, Muslim, and Sikh Immigrants Shape Our Multiracial Future

Deepa Iyer