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Mohan Ambikaipaker Associate Professor Department of Communication Tulane University
Mohan Ambikaipaker
Associate Professor
419 Newcomb Hall


University of Texas, Austin, PhD


Research Interests

Professor Ambikaipaker is a social anthropologist and cultural studies scholar who studies the dynamics of multiracial societies. His research trajectory is comprised of three strands (U.K., Malaysia and the U.S.) and aims to examine the shifting configurations of racism and racial structures that go beyond bipolar frameworks of analysis (for example, Black-White or Asian-White dynamics). He has constructed a long-term comparative research agenda that builds cross-national perspectives in theorizing connections between critical cultural communication, intersectional racial identities, and globalized nation-states.

Selected Publications

  • With Robert Berkeley and Omar Khan, What’s New about New Immigrants in 21st Century Britain? York, UK: Runnymede Trust/ Joseph Rowntree, 2006.
  • “Antipolarization Identity Politics in Malaysia: Critical Race Subjects and the Theatre of Leow Puay Tin.” Postcolonial Studies. Vol.16, no.4 (2013): 340-357.
  • “Failed Asian Values Subjects and Disrupting Neoliberal State Discourse in Malaysia and Singapore.” Journal of Intercultural Studies. Forthcoming, 2015.