Sherally Munshi

LAPA/Perkins Fellow
Associate Research Scholar

Home Institution, Georgetown Law

LAPA Fellow, 2015-2016

LAPA Fellow

 413 Robertson Hall

 Curriculum Vitae


Sherally Munshi joins LAPA after teaching at Georgetown University Law Center, where she was a research fellow. She has taught courses in law, literature, and American / ethnic studies at Georgetown and Columbia. Her current research explores the history of Indian immigration to — and exclusion from — the United States in the early twentieth century. Drawing upon a range of material, including legislative history, reported and unreported case law, political memoir and the life-writing of individual immigrants, her research broadly illuminates the role that immigration law and policy have played in defining the nation-state, its legal institutions, and contemporary social arrangements. Her writing has appeared in the Yale Journal of Law and Humanities, American Journal of Comparative Law, The Georgetown Immigration Law Journal, and Harper's. Munshi also practiced law for several years at Willkie Farr & Gallagher, LLP in New York City, where she worked on pro bono matters in immigration and family law. She earned her JD from Harvard Law School and PhD in comparative literature from Columbia University. At LAPA, Munshi will continue her research and writing on the legacies of immigrant exclusion.