Asha Marie Kaur Sawhney is a Research Assistant at the Sikh Research Institute (SikhRI), where she works on Persian translation and bringing Sikh history to a global audience. Previously she was an intern in the Middle East Program at The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Her thesis, "Afghanistan is our Homeland: Stories from Delhi of Afghan Sikh Refugees' Forced Migration, Survival, and Adaptation to a New Land" is the longest ethnographic study of India's Persian-speaking refugee community. She holds a B.A. from Northwestern University in Political Science and International Studies.