Sonia Kapur, Ph.D

Assistant Professor of International Studies
320 A Owen Hall, CPO #1820

Office Hours

4:00 pm- 5:00 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays

Sonia Kapur earned her Ph.D. in Public Policy from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville and a Ph.D. in Sociology from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. She has over seven years of non-profit sector experience on issues of gender and child rights across South Asia and India in particular. She has taught courses on ethnicity and nation-building, gender and policy, and comparative politics. Her research interests include immigration policy and domestic abuse, intersectionality, stratification and refugee studies, health impact assessments and religious nationalism.


  • Ph. D., Public Policy, University of Arkansas, USA
  • Ph. D., Sociology, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
  • M.Phil., Sociology, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
  • M. A., Sociology, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
  • B. A., Sociology (Hons.)., University of Delhi, India

Courses Taught 

  • Introduction to Global Studies
  • Nation-building, Identity, and Diversity in South Asia
  • Gender and Development in South Asia
  • Senior Capstone: Cultivating Global Citizenship


Kapur, S. & Zajicek, A. (Forthcoming). Constructions of Battered Asian Indian Marriage Migrants: The Narratives of Domestic Violence Advocates. Violence Against Women.

Kapur, S., Zajicek, A., & Hunt, V. (2017)  Immigration Provisions in the Violence Against Women Act: Implications for Asian Indian Marriage Migrants.  Journal of Women, Politics & Policy.

Kapur, S., Zajicek, A., & Gaber, J. (2015).  Non-Profit Organizations' Serving Domestic Violence Survivors:  Addressing Intersectional Needs of Asian Indians.  Affilia: Journal of Women and Social Work, 1-17doi: 10.1177/0886109915592669.

Gaber, J. and Kapur, S. (2014). Health Impact Assessments in India: Exploring a Possible Community Health Policy Innovation. Indian Journal of Public Health Research and Development, 5(3), 276-280.

Hoffman, E., Srivastava, G., and Kapur, S. (2013). Youthful Peak Experiences among India’s Nursing Students: Educational Implications. Indian Journal of Positive Psychology, 4(2), 391-395.

Hoffman, E., Relwani-Garg, N., Kaneshiro, S., and Kapur, S. (2012).Peak-experiences among Indians in midlife. Indian Journal of Positive Psychology, 3(3), 217-223.

Kapur, S. with Soodan, K. S. and Srivastava, U. Society and Social Justice: A Nexus in Review by Mohan, B. Bloomington, IN: iUniverse, 2012 (Coeditor).