Rajan Gill

Rajan Gill is a professor, historian, and farmer who grew up in the agricultural fields of California. This experience has not only impacted his professional work but shaped his creative voice as well. His writing seeks to depict authentic, unique, but universal immigrant stories.

Rajan teaches at Yuba College in Northern California. There, he is involved in numerous campus programs that allow him to mentor marginalized student groups from enrollment to graduation. His academic work focuses on Asian diasporas, immigrant radicalism, and Asian agricultural labor in the United States.

In 2013, Rajan was appointed by California Governor Jerry Brown to the California Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander American Affairs. In this position he advises Governor Newsom, California legislators and policymakers, on how to approach issues facing Asian and Pacific-Islander Americans residing in California.