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

Jamilah King interviews Deepa Iyer for

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


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


Read an excerpt of We Too Sing America at Truthout


Books by Deepa Iyer

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

Deepa Iyer