Tavleen Kaur

Phone: 657-278-3660
Office: H-825J
Email: tavleenk@fullerton.edu

Dr. Tavleen Kaur

My name is Tavleen Kaur (she/her/hers; “Tav” rhymes with “love,” and the “T” sound is pronounced as “th”). I’ll be joining Fullerton in Spring 2022 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Asian American Studies. My current position is with the Multi-Faith Centre at the University of Derby in the U.K., where I facilitate access to support services for survivors of hate crimes. Prior to that work, I was teaching in the Faculty of Arts, Business and Social Sciences at the University of Wolverhampton, also in the U.K. I received my Ph.D. (2019) in Visual Studies from the School of Humanities at the University of California, Irvine. My dissertation is on contemporary hate violence on the bodies and buildings of communities of color in the U.S. I hold Master’s degrees in architectural history and theory from the University of Washington, Seattle, and from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. I grew up in North Carolina, where I did my undergrad in International Studies at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. 
My teaching, research, and community work bring together art, architecture, film, hate violence, media, and social justice. At Fullerton, I look forward to continuing work along these lines by teaching existing courses in Ethnic Studies/Asian American Studies. I’m also looking forward to teaching new courses focusing on contemporary APIDA architecture and urbanism, community theater, “desi” ecologies, pan-ethnic solidarity, and migration. I’m especially enthusiastic about integrating coursework with community-based organizations.  
Outside of work, I enjoy being around family and friends, watching indie films, touring architecture, and exploring tea and coffee shops.