Deepa Kumar is an award-winning scholar and activist. She is the author of more than 80 publications including books, journal articles, book chapters, and articles in independent and mainstream media. She a leading scholar on Islamophobia and her book Islamophobia and the Politics of Empire has been translated into five languages. In the second and fully revised edition, the book has been brought up to the Trump presidency. She teaches "Mediating the Middle East" at the undergraduate level and "Race, Culture and Empire" at the Ph.D. level.