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Khullar’s Book Wins Cohn Prize

UW Art History Professor and South Asia Faculty mWorldly Affiliationsember Sonal Khullar‘s book Worldly Affiliations: Artistic Practice, National Identity, and Modernism in India, 1930-1990 (California, 2015), was just awarded the Bernard S. Cohn Book Prize, given annually by the South Asia Council of the Association for Asian Studies. Congratulations to Professor Khullar.

By |January 20th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Khullar’s Book Wins Cohn Prize

UW Prof Helps Pakistani Farmers Manage Water

Faisal Hossain, UW associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, is helping farmers in Pakistan learn how to use NASA satellite data to better manage water supplies. Hossain said “Satellites up in space looking at how much water we have underground, in rivers or in the atmosphere are providing routine observations that can help policymakers and on-the-ground managers make informed decisions. From offering improved flood forecasting to indicating areas where groundwater resources are threatened, freely available satellite data can be an invaluable resource, particularly in dev
eloping countries.”

By |December 20th, 2016|News|Comments Off on UW Prof Helps Pakistani Farmers Manage Water

Register for Winter 2017 Classes Now

We have a full slate of great South Asia courses ready for your for winter quarter 2017. Registration is now open. See your options here:

We have literature, history, anthropology and more.

By |November 16th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Register for Winter 2017 Classes Now

Envisaging South Asia: Images, Art and Scholarship

By |September 19th, 2016|News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Envisaging South Asia: Images, Art and Scholarship

Film Symposium Oct. 18th

Join us for our second collaboration with Tasveer:  Race, Sexuality and Censorship: Film, Art and Activism in South Asia and Beyond. This program features panels, presentations, film maker appearances and screenings. Starts at 11:00 in Thomson Hall 317, with further programs throughout the day.

This program is presented in conjunction with Tasveer’s Seattle South Asian Film Festival.

By |September 9th, 2016|Feature One|Comments Off on Film Symposium Oct. 18th

2015-2016 Annual Report

The South Asia Center had a busy and productive 2015-2016 academic year, including numerous new courses, many conferences and symposia, new publications by South Asia faculty, and performances including film, dance and poetry. See our Annual Report for all the details.

By |September 7th, 2016|News|Comments Off on 2015-2016 Annual Report

Conlon Fellowship Awardees Honored

The 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 awardees of the Frank F. Conlon Fellowship in South Asian Studies were honored at a luncheon today on campus. Taylor Rockhill, the 2016-2017 awardee, recently graduated from the Master of Arts in South Asian Studies program. Mr. Rockhill has focused on the Commonwealth of Nations and its changing role and composition in the 21st century. Deep Pal, the 2016-2017 awardee, is working on a history of India’s foreign relations.

The South Asian Studies Program was honored to host the major funders of the Frank F. Conlon Endowment in South Asian Studies, Frank F. and Joan Conlon, Ann Pryde, and Marc Pryde at the luncheon. We were joined by South Asia Program Chair Sunila S. Kale, South Asia Center Managing Director Keith Snodgrass, and Jackson School of International Studies Director Resat Kasaba.

Find more information on the Conlon Fellowship here. Support the endowment here.

By |June 30th, 2016|News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Conlon Fellowship Awardees Honored

Nepal Studies Initiative featured in Seattle Times

Nepal_bannerThe South Asia Center-sponsored Nepal Studies Initiative is hosting a seminar in Nepal this autumn. It will feature students from UW as well as from Nepal. They are featured in this article in the Seattle Times.

By |June 21st, 2016|News|Comments Off on Nepal Studies Initiative featured in Seattle Times

Student Research Symposium in Nepal: July 1 Application Deadline

Nepal_bannerThe first annual Student Research Symposium on Contemporary Issues in Nepal, jointly hosted by the University of Washington’s Nepal Studies Initiative, a four-year program funded by the South Asia Center, and the Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies, will take place on September 12-13, 2016 at the Yalamaya Kendra in Patan, Kathmandu.

There are several annual conferences, panels, and speaking events in Nepal each year for faculty and advanced scholars, but there are few opportunities for students to showcase their work, gain experience engaging critically with their peers, and feature their own voice as emergent scholars of Nepal and South Asia.

This year’s theme is “Rethinking Resilience, Forging Futures.” From discussions of civil war and a post-conflict Naya Nepal beginning nearly a decade ago, to contemporary debates about constitutional federalism and ‘building back better’ following the devastating 2015 earthquakes, the idea of resilience has dominated contemporary discussions about Nepal. This symposium brings together students conducting research that critically examine the assumptions, tensions, and possibilities inherent in notions of resiliency in contemporary Nepal.

Please visit the symposium homepage for more information about the call for abstracts, due by July 1, 2016.

By |June 9th, 2016|Academic Opportunities|Comments Off on Student Research Symposium in Nepal: July 1 Application Deadline

Minnie Ray Chaudhury – Cybersecurity Spotlight: India’s Encryption Policy

Link to Minnie’s article

South Asia MA student Minnie Ray Chaudhury is a fellow at the International Policy Institute of the Jackson School, working on cybersecurity issues. In addition to writing this article, she presented at the May 23 BRICS on the Firewall: International Perspectives on Cybersecurity and Encryption event held at UW.

By |June 1st, 2016|News|Comments Off on Minnie Ray Chaudhury – Cybersecurity Spotlight: India’s Encryption Policy