Purkayastha, Bandana (ed.) 2018. Migration, Migrants and Human Security.  Current Sociology Special Issue and Monograph.

Njiru, Roseanne and Purkayastha, Bandana.  2015.  Voices of Internally Displaced Persons in Kenya: A Human Rights Perspective.  Kolkata and London: Frontpage Publications.

Yousaf, Farhan Navid and Bandana Purkayastha. 2015. Human Trafficking Amidst Interlocking Oppressions: A focus on Pakistan.  Kolkata and London: Frontpage Publications..

Armaline, William, Silfen Glasberg, Davita and Purkayastha, Bandana (equal co-authors) 2015.  The Human Rights Enterprise: The State, Resistance, and Human Rights. London: Polity Press.

Lucas, Susan, Purkayastha, Bandana, with Miho Iwata 2014. Still Canadian? Identity, Difference, Ethnicity and Race in the Experience of Canadian Migrants to the United States.  London &Kolkata: Frontpage Publications.

Purkayastha, Bandana, Shweta Majumdar Adur, Miho Iwata, Ranita Ray, Trisha Tiamzon. 2012. As the Leaves Turn Gold: Asian Americans and Experiences of Aging.  Rowman and Littlefield.

Omara Otunnu, Amii, Purkayastha, Bandana and Sergio Mobilia (eds.) 2012.  Human Rights: Voices of World’s Young Activists. London and Kolkata: Frontpage Publications.

Armaline, William Silfen Glasberg, Davita and Purkayastha, Bandana (equal co-editors) 2011. Human Rights In Our Backyard: Injustice and Resistance in the US.  Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.

  • Winner of the 2013 Hirabayashi Book Award from the Human Rights Section of American Sociological Association.

Narayan, Anjana, Purkayastha, Bandana (and authors in collective) 2009. Living Our Religions: South Asian Hindu and Muslim Women narrate their experiences. Stirling, VA: Kumarian Press.

Caforio, Giuseppe, Kuemmel, Gerhard, and Purkayastha, Bandana (eds.). 2008. Armed Conflict and Conflict Resolution: Sociological Perspectives. Bingley, UK: Emerald Group.

Purkayastha, Bandana. 2005Negotiating Ethnicity: Second-generation South Asian Americans Traverse a Transnational World. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press.

Purkayastha, Bandana and Subramaniam, Mangala (eds.). 2004. The Power of Women’s Informal Networks: Lessons in Social Change from South Asia and West Africa. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Under contract:

(working title) Human Trafficking (Polity Press, for 2018).

Handbook of Indian Transnationalism (co-edited, with Ajaya Sahoo) (Routledge, for 2018).


Book proposal under review:

Gendered migration (with Anjana Narayan, proposal under review for a Gender Lens series)

Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals  2008-2018 only

Purkayastha, Bandana. (2018). Migration, Migrants, and Human Security. Pp1-25.  Current Sociology Monograph   DOI: 10.1177/0011392117736302

Roseanne Njiru and Purkayastha, Bandana.  (2017). ‘As a woman I cannot just leave the house’: gendered spaces and HIV vulnerability in marriages in Kenya, Journal of Gender Studies DOI: 10.1080/09589236.2017.1377064

Patil, Vrushali and Purkayastha, Bandana (2017). The transnational assemblage of Indian rape culture, Ethnic and Racial Studies, DOI: 10.1080/01419870.2017.1322707

Adur, Shweta and Purkayastha, Bandana. (2017).  Claiming “Tradition”, Naming the Cause:  Examining the Language of Social Identity among Queer South Asians in U.S. Journal of South Asian Diaspora, 9: 1-16.

Waring, Chandra and Purkayastha, Bandana (2017).  “I’m a Different Kind of Biracial:” How Black/White Biracial Americans with Immigrant Parents Negotiate Race”  Social Identities. 23: 614-630.

Armaline, William, Glasberg, Davita, and Bandana Purkayastha (2017):  De Jure vs. De Facto Rights: A Response to “Human Rights: What the United States Might Learn From the Rest of the World and, Yes, From American Sociology” Sociological Forum, 32: 220-224.

Yousaf, Farhan and Purkayastha, Bandana (2016). Social world of organ transplantation, trafficking, and policies. Journal of Public Health Policy, 37: 190-199.

Yousaf, Farhan and Purkayastha, Bandana. 2016 Beyond saving faces: Survivors of Acid Attacks in Pakistan.  Woman’s Studies International Forum. 54: 11-19,

Yousaf, Farhan, and Purkayastha, Bandana. 2015. “I am only half alive: Organ Trafficking in Pakistan Amidst Interlocking Oppressions. International Sociology, 30: 637-653.

Patil, Vrushali and Purkayastha, Bandana. 2015. Sexual Violence, Race, Media (In)visibility: Intersectional Complexities in a Transnational Frame.  Societies, 598–617.

Adur, Shweta and Purkayastha, Bandana. 2013. On the Edges of Belonging: Indian American Dalits, Queers, Guest Workers and Questions of Ethnic Belonging.  Journal of Intercultural Studies, 34: 418-430.

Abraham, Margaret and Purkayastha, Bandana. 2012.  Making a difference: Linking research and action in practice, pedagogy, and policy for social justice.   Introduction. Special Issue of Current Sociology, edited by Margaret Abraham and Bandana Purkayastha, 60: 1-19.

Erturk, Yakin and Purkayastha, Bandana. 2012. Linking Research, Policy and Action: A look at the work of the special rapporteur on violence against women. Current Sociology, edited by Margaret Abraham and Bandana Purkayastha. 60: 20-39, (Yakin Erturk, is a former Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women, United Nations)

Purkayastha, Bandana. 2012. Intersectionality in a transnational world. Symposium on Patricia Hill Collins. Gender & Society. 26: 55-66.

Ray, Ranita and Purkayastha, Bandana. 2012 Challenges In Localizing Global Human Rights. Societies Without Borders, 7: 1-22.

Narayan, Anjana, Purkayastha, Bandana, and Banerji, Sudipto. 2010.  Constructing Virtual, transnational identities on the web: The case of Hindu student groups in the US and UK.  Journal of Intercultural Studies, 32: 495-517.

Narayan, Anjana and Purkayastha, Bandana. 2010.  Talking Gender Superiority in Virtual Spaces.  Journal of South Asian Diasporas, 3: 53-69.

Purkayastha, Bandana. 2010. Interrogating Intersectionality:  Contemporary globalization and racialized gendering in the lives of highly educated South Asian Americans and their children.  Journal of Intercultural Studies, 31:29-47.

Purkayastha Bandana. 2009.  Another Word of Experience? South Asian Diasporic Groups and the Transnational Context.  Journal of South Asian Diasporas.  1: 85-99.


Purkayastha, Bandana. (accepted for publication in 2017) Gender and Human Rights. In Barbara Risman and William Scarborough (eds.) Handbook of the Sociology of Gender. Springer.

Khyati Joshi and Bandana Purkayastha (accepted, expected publication 2017). Faith and Religion: South Asian Americans in the US. (South Asian Digital Archives).

Purkayastha, Bandana.  (accepted, expected publication 2017) Beyond Charters and Conventions: Human Rights through the Lens of Social Justice and Peace. In M. Abraham (ed.) Globalization and Social Justice. ISA/ SSRC Publications.

Narayan, Anjana and Purkayastha, Bandana. Modernity in the Service of Tradition: Women and Gender within Hinduism in the United States. In Asian American Religions: An Anthology edited by Khyati Joshi and David Yoo (chapter accepted).

 Purkayastha, Bandana, Adur, Shweta and Khan, Koyel. 2017. Performing Indian American ethnicity in mainstream America. In Handbook of South Asian Americans, edited by Ajaya Sahoo and Radha Hegde. Taylor and Francis.

Purkayastha, Bandana. 2016. Bringing down the Goddess. In Emergent Possibilities for Global Sustainability, edited by Phoebe Godfrey and Denise Torres, Routledge.

Purkayastha, Bandana. 2015. Imagining pan-Asia: Tagore from a 21st century perspective.  In Towards Tagore, edited by Ramkumar Mukhopadhyay and Swati Ganguly. Commemorative Volume on Tagore: 150th year retrospective.  Kolkata: Visva Bharati. (invited)

Purkayastha, Bandana and Kathryn Ratcliff.  2014. Routine Violence: Intersectionality at the Interstices.  Advances in Gender Research, Volume 18B Edited By Marcia Segal and Vasiliki Demos. London: Emerald Publications.

Gurung, Shobha and Purkayastha, Bandana. 2013.  Gendered Labor: Experiences of Nepali Women within Pan co-ethnic labor informal markets in New York and Boston.  In Flores-González, Nilda, Anna Romina Guevarra, Maura Toro-Morn, and Grace Chang (eds) .Immigrant Women Workers in the Neoliberal Age. Urbana, IL:  University of Illinois Press.)

Purkayastha Bandana, Purkayastha Aheli, and Waring, Chandra.  2011.  From International Platforms to Local Yards: Standing Up for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination in the United States. In Armaline, William, Glasberg, Davita, and Purkayastha, Bandana (eds.). Human Rights In Our Backyard: Injustice and Resistance in the US.  Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.

Iwata, Miho and Purkayastha, Bandana. 2011. Reflections on Cultural Human Rights.  In Armaline, William, Glasberg, Davita, and Purkayastha, Bandana (eds.). Human Rights In Our Backyard: Injustice and Resistance in the US.  Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.

Purkayastha, Bandana and Schwartzman, Jayme. 2011. Globalization and Mothering.  In Globalization and Women’s Empowerment, edited by Samir Das Gupta. London: Frontpage. (invited)

Gurbuz, Mustafa and Purkayastha, Bandana. 2010.  “From Gandhi to Gülen: The Habitus of Non-aggressive Action.” Pp. 166-78 in Islam in the Age of Global Challenges: Alternative Perspectives of the Gülen Movement, edited by Ali Yurtsever, Somerset, NJ: Tughra Books.

  • Reprinted in Turkish pp. 79-98 in Şiddetsiz Aksiyon Istanbul: Nil (2011).
  • Reprinted in English in ” The Muslim World and Politics in Transition: Creative Contributions of the Gülen Movement” to be edited by Ihsan Yilmaz, Greg Barton and Paul Weller (2012).

Purkayastha, Bandana and Narayan, Anjana. 2009.  Bridges and Chasms. Orientalism and the Making of Indian Americans in New England.  In Asian Americans in New England, edited by Monica Chiu.  Durham, NH: New England University Press.  (invited)

Purkayastha, Bandana. 2009.  Tagore and Human Rights.  In Celebrating Tagore, edited by Clinton Sealey and Rama Datta. Kolkata: Allied Publishers.  (invited)

Purkayastha, Bandana and Shweta Majumdar. 2009. Sex Trafficking in South Asia.  In Globalization and Third World Women, edited by Ligaya McGovern and Isidor Welman, London: Ashgate.  (invited)

Purkayastha, Bandana.  2009. Many Views on Peace.  In Military Sociology, Essays in Memory of Charles Moskos, edited by Giuseppe Caforio.  Bingley, UK: Emerald Group, pp. 43-59.  (invited)

Purkayastha, Bandana, Mangala Subramaniam, Manisha Desai, Sunita Bose.  2009. Gender Scholarship in India: A Partial Review. In Global Gender Research: Transnational Perspectives, edited By Christine Bose and Minjeong Kim. New York: Routledge, pp. 92-109.    (Revised and reprinted from article that appeared in Gender & Society).

 Purkayastha, Bandana. 2008. Building a Fabric of Peace: Notes from the Field.  In Armed Conflict and Conflict Resolution: Sociological Perspectives, edited by Giuseppe Caforio, Gerhard Kuemmel, and Bandana Purkayastha.  Bingley, UK: Emerald Group, pp.393-411.

Other scholarly activities

Invisible Americans: Refugees from Burma/Myanmar and Bhutanese in the United States, report by Chia Youyee Vang and Monica Mong Trieu. 2014.  (B. Purkayastha: invitedreviewer & Member of Editorial Review Board).

Purkayastha, Bandana and Ray, Ranita.  2009.  South Asian Americans.  Entry in Greenwood Encyclopedia on Contemporary Asian American Issues, edited by Edith Chen, Wendy Ng, and Peter Chua. Greenwood Press.  (invited)

Gurbuz, Mustafa and Purkayastha, Bandana.  2008. From Gandhi to Gulen: The Habitus of Non-aggressive Action.  Conference Proceedings: Islam in the Age of Global Challenges, Alternative Perspectives of the Gulen Movement, Washington DC: Rumi Forum, pp.267-287.

Purkayastha, Bandana.  2008. Ethnicity, negotiating.  Entry in Encyclopedia on Race, Ethnicity, Society. Edited by Richard Schaefer. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications.  (invited)