Sumita Pahwa: What I Did This Summer
"The move I made this summer beats my move to college twenty years ago by a few hundred kilometers," says Sumita Pahwa of her recent transition to Scripps College. Given that her original trip was from Calcutta, India to Vermont, that's saying quite a lot.
Pahwa, Scripps' new member of the politics and international relations department, joins the College by way of Cairo, where she lived with her husband and four-year-old for nearly three years researching the Muslim Brotherhood. The shifting political realities of the region made it difficult to stay, so the family relocated this past summer to Claremont, where Pahwa is eager to familiarize herself with the community.
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