Uma Sarmistha is an Adjunct Faculty at University of Florida and Dalhousie University. She is also an Affiliated Faculty with the Center for Gender, Sexualities, and Women’s Studies at the University of Florida. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology from Kansas State University (KSU). She holds a Masters in Sociology from KSU and a Masters in Economics from Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics. Her research interests are mainly in the areas of gender studies, migration and transnationalism, urban and regional Development, economic sociology and research methods. Uma has published a book, titled Transnational Immigrants: Redefining Identity and Citizenship with Springer Nature Singapore in 2019. Apart from this, she has also had her work published in peer-reviewed international journals.