Dawinder Sidhu

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Dawinder S. Sidhu is a law professor at the University of New Mexico, where he teaches constitutional law, criminal law, and national security. He has written extensively on the rights and experiences of Muslims and those perceived to be Muslim, particularly Sikhs, in the aftermath of 9/11. He served as a fellow at the Supreme Court of the United States and as a legal observer of the military commissions at Guantanamo Sidhu is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and is an advisor to the Aspen Institute's Justice and Society Program.

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Civil Liberties and Constitutional Rights

Mistaken Identity: The True Scope of Islamophobia

In the aftermath of September 11th, Sikh-Americans – marked by turbans, beards, and brown skin – were killed, stabbed, assaulted, and harassed, among other things. The frequency of this mistreatment ebbed in the ensuing years, but has resurged following the tragic attacks in Paris and San Bernardino.