Deepa Iyer is a South Asian American activist, writer, and lawyer, and currently the Senior Fellow at the Center for Social Inclusion. In November 2015, she published her first book, We Too Sing America: South Asian, Arab, Muslim and Sikh Immigrants Shape Our Multiracial Future. It was selected by the American Librarians Association's Booklist magazine to be one of the top 10 multicultural non-fiction books of the year. The book was also selected to receive an American Book Award in 2016 from the Before Columbus Foundation. Most recently, Iyer served as the Executive Director of South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT). Her opinion editorials on issues ranging from the post 9/11 backlash to immigration reform to anti-Black racism have appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, Al-Jazeera America,and The Nation. She blogs at www.deepaiyer.com and tweets at @dviyer.