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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

Hannah Haegeland’s new piece in National Interest

South Asia Alumna Hannah Haegeland has contributed a new piece to National Interest regarding Nepal’s constitutional crisis and geopolitical concerns.

Link to article

By |May 24th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Hannah Haegeland’s new piece in National Interest

Anne Murphy: Open Letter on the apology for the Komagata Maru incident (17 May 2016)

Anne Murphy presented on her project with theatre troupes in Vancouver on three plays about the Komagata Maru incident. This public project seeks to enrich dialogues about this traumatic incident in the history of Canada, and examines the incident and the plays through the lenses utilized by various playwrights.
After Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made a formal apology for this incident in the Canadian Parliament on May 18, 2016, Professor Murphy issued this letter, signed by many Canadian professors of South Asian Studies.

Link to page

By |May 20th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Anne Murphy: Open Letter on the apology for the Komagata Maru incident (17 May 2016)

Messy Urbanism

Understanding the “Other” Cities of Asia

Author: Manish Chanala, and Jeffrey Hou

Publisher: Columbia University Press

Year: 2016

Summary: Seemingly messy and chaotic, the landscapes and urban life of cities in Asia possess an order and hierarchy which often challenge understanding and appreciation. With a cross-disciplinary group of authors, Messy Urbanism: Understanding the “Other” Cities of Asia examines a range of cases in Asia to explore the social and institutional politics of urban formality and the contexts in which this “messiness” emerges or is constructed. The book brings a distinct perspective to the broader patterns of informal urban orders and processes as well as their interplay with formalized systems and mechanisms. It also raises questions about the production of cities, cityscapes, and citizenship.

About the Author

Manish Chalana is associate professor of urban design and planning at the University of Washington. His work focuses on urban design, urban history, historic preservation, and international planning and development.

Jeffrey Hou is professor and chair of landscape architecture at the University of Washington. He is the editor of Insurgent Public Space: Guerrilla Urbanism and the Remaking of Contemporary City.

By |May 6th, 2016|Faculty Publications|Comments Off on Messy Urbanism