Navjyot Gill (she/hers) is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society at the University of California, Irvine and a Eugene Cota-Robles Fellow. She received her B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley with Honors.
Navjyot’s research examines how neighborhoods and places change across time in relation to the law, institutional practices, historical and racial violence. She is interested in how change is experienced on the ground, especially in rural communities and by low-income populations and people of color. Her current work examines the intersection of high school attendance boundaries, neighborhood change and addresses questions about education access.
Additionally, Navjyot is developing a digital archive to capture the lived realities of working-class Sikhs in the Central Valley in relation to state violence and diaspora, immigration and the law. If you would like to learn more about this project, please reach out to Navjyot using the contact form.
As a Bonnie Reiss Carbon Neutrality Initiative Fellow, Navjyot co-directs the Community Resilience Co-Lab through the University of California, Irvine School of Law. The Co-Lab brings together UCI graduate and undergraduate students, faculty, and staff from across disciplines and departments to co-generate critical and collaborative shared space. We use the Co-lab to experiment with deepening connection, skills, and critical analysis related to these issues in ways that embody the values underlying the world we seek to create.