Across Cultures

Who are we? What can we become?

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This theme looks at ways of living out cultural distinctiveness in Canada.

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Ethnic Identity Formation in Canada

Kamala Elizabeth Nayar

Kamala Elizabeth Nayar, South Asian diaspora specialist, shares her thoughts on ethnic identity in Canada.


Dr. Kamala Elizabeth Nayar is a faculty member teaching South Asian Studies at Kwantlen University College in British Columbia. She has expertise in Indian religions, the South Asian diaspora and the Punjabi community in Western Canada. She is the author of The Sikh Diaspora in Vancouver: Three Generations amid Tradition, Modernity, and Multiculturalism.