Roles in Archive: Speaker
Soniya Munshi is a doctoral student in sociology at the CUNY Graduate Center. Her dissertation examines the relationship between state and domestic violence in South Asia, focusing on the political, economic, and social context of the post-9/11 “War on Terror” and ensuing US militarism. Munshi’s dissertation work is rooted in almost fifteen years of experience working with survivors of violence, in a variety of roles, ranging from providing supportive services in a crisis shelter to supervising program/organizational development in diverse settings, including South Asian and/or queer and trans communities. Munshi is also involved in other social justice efforts, including immigrant rights work and queer/trans activism and organizing. Her academic and activist work engages with the complexities of intimate cruelty and actively forges a relationship between micro and macro levels of violence.