Areas of Expertise

Professor Megha Wadhwa is a socio-cultural and visual anthropologist

Teaching Interests

Academic Success Strategies, Writing, First-Year Experience


Megha is a migration researcher and Japanese and Indian Studies scholar. She is also Research Associate at Free University of Berlin, and a visiting scholar at Sophia University, Tokyo, which is also her alma mater. She is a migration researcher with focus on Indian Diaspora in Japan and further expanding to comparative research. Her interest lies in understanding the migration experiences based on identity, ethnicity, race, social class, gender, and skills. She is originally from New Delhi and has been a resident of Japan since 2007 and also based in berlin since 2021. She is the author of the book ‘Indian Migrants in Tokyo: A Socio-Cultural, Religious and Working Worlds’ (Routledge:2021). She is also a trained filmmaker, and her recent documentaries are ‘Daughters from Afghanistan’ (2019), the 7-minute documentary ‘Indian cooks in Japan’ (2020) and ‘Finding their niche: Unheard stories of migrant women’ (2022).


  • Ph.D. Global Studies, Area Studies, Sophia University Japan, 2017
  • M.A. Global Studies, Area Studies, Sophia University Japan, 2013