Dr. Arifa Javed, teaches and researches Sociology at the University of Michigan in Dearborn. She hails from an academic family and has continued the tradition. Her recent research and work has focused on the immigrant community in the United States. She is creating an impact by entering into the field of producing documentaries around the same topic. Her first documentary ‘Essential Arrival’ has been well received and has been screened at multiple film festivals.
She herself is an immigrant from Hyderabad in India and that has helped her first hand to twine her personal experiences with her academic research. She lives with her husband and two children.