University of Delhi, New Delhi, India
In 1982 Margaret Abraham received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Delhi University and a Master of Arts degree in 1984.
Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York, United States
In 1989 Margaret Abraham obtained a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Syracuse University.
Receiving the 2009 Diversity Award from the National Center for Suburban Studies, Hofstra University in recognition for leadership and work on the Diversity Task Force.
(Abraham lets readers hear the voices of abused South Asia...)
Abraham lets readers hear the voices of abused South Asian women. Through their stories, we learn of their weaknesses and strengths, and of their experiences of domestic violence within the larger cultural, social, economic, and political context. We see both the individual strategies of resistance against their abusers as well as the pivotal role South Asian organizations play in helping these women escape abusive relationships. Abraham also describes the central role played by South Asian activism as it emerged in the 1980s in the United States, and addresses the ideas and practices both within and outside of the South Asian community that stereotype, discriminate, and oppress South Asians in their everyday lives.
(In an increasingly globalized world of collapsing economi...)
In an increasingly globalized world of collapsing economic borders and extending formal political and legal equality rights, active citizenship has the potential to expand as well as deepen. At the same time, with the rise of neo-liberalism, welfare state retrenchment, decline of state employment, re-privatization and the rising gap between rich and poor, the economic, social and political citizenship rights of certain categories of people are increasingly curtailed. This book examines the complexity of citizenship in historical and contemporary contexts. It draws on empirical research from a range of countries, contexts and approaches in addressing women and citizenship in a global/local world and covers a selection of diverse issues, both present and past, to include immigration, ethnicity, class, nationality, political and economic participation, institutions and the private and public spheres. This rich collection informs our understanding of the pitfalls and possibilities for women in the persistence and changes within the contours of citizenship.
In 1982 Margaret Abraham received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Delhi University and a Master of Arts degree in 1984. In 1989 she obtained a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Syracuse University.
From 1985 to 1988 Margaret Abraham was a teaching assistant at the Department of Sociology of Syracuse University and an assistant professor from 1990 to 1996. From 1990 to 1996 Abraham served as an assistant professor at the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Hofstra University and an associate professor from 1996 to 2002. Since 2002 she has been a professor of sociology there.
From 2010 to 2014 she also served as the American Sociological Association Representative to the International Sociological Association. From 2014 to 2018 she was a president of the International Sociological Association. Abraham has served on the Board of Directors of Sakhi for South Asian Women and the Asian Pacific Islander Coalition on HIV/AIDS (APICHA) and Westbury Friends School in Long Island, New York.
She is the author of Speaking the Unspeakable: Marital Violence Among South Asian Immigrants in the United States (2000) and the co-editor of Contours of Citizenship: Women, Diversity and the Practices of Citizenship (2010); Making a Difference: Linking Research and Action (2012) and Interrogating Gender, Violence, and the State in National and Transnational Contexts (2016).
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(Abraham lets readers hear the voices of abused South Asia...)2000
Margaret Abraham has been involved in research and activism in the field of domestic violence in the South Asian immigrant community for more than two decades. She is an advocate for social justice. Abraham has worked with such organizations as Apna Ghar, Asian and Pacific Islander Coalition on HIV/AIDS (APICHA), Asian Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence, Domestic Harmony Foundation, Manavi, Sakhi for South Asian Women, etc.
Margaret Abraham is a member of the International Sociological Association, American Sociological Association, Association for Asian American Studies, Sociologists for Women in Society, Sakhi for South Asian Women, Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP), Eastern Sociological Association.
On January 2, 1989 Margaret Abraham married Pradeep Singh. They have a son, Arun.