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


A Q&A with Deepa Iyer on South Asian, Arab, Muslim, and Sikh life in post-9/11 America

The Guardian

Deepa Iyer reflects on the anti-Muslim sentiment that still lingers fourteen years after 9/11


Deepa Iyer remembers the Sikh Temple Massacre in Oak Creek, Wisconsin and urges hate-violence prevention


Books by Deepa Iyer

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

Deepa Iyer