2015 Spring Lecture Series

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2015 Spring Lecture Series

Thursday, January 22, 2015
CSA Welcome Back Lunch
Time: Noon – 1 p.m.
Location: 206 Ingraham Hall

Thursday, January 29, 2015
The PPSG International Pain Policy Fellowship: Success in South and Southeast Asia

Asra Husain (Policy and Legal Analyst, University of Wisconsin Pain and Policy Studies Group)
Time: Noon – 1 p.m.
Location: 206 Ingraham Hall

*This lecture co-sponsored by the Human Rights Program

Thursday, February 5, 2015
Reassessing Secularism and Muslim Belonging in Early Postcolonial India
Taylor Sherman (Associate Professor of International History, London School of Economics)
Time: Noon – 1 p.m.
Location: 206 Ingraham Hall

Thursday, February 12, 2015
Special Exhibition: Woven Gardens of Hope: Afghan Women’s Carpets
Led by Terry Boyd, Interim Director, Ruth Davis Design Gallery and Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection, UW-Madison
Time: Noon – 1 p.m.
Location: Ruth Davis Design Gallery, Nancy Nicholas Hall

Thursday, February 19, 2015
Of dirges and deluges: Instrument-effects of development in Bangladesh

Kimberley Thomas (PhD Student, Geography, Rutgers University)
Time: Noon – 1 p.m.
Location: 206 Ingraham Hall

Thursday, February 26, 2015
“‘Performing Nirbhaya’: Representations of Violence Against Women since December 2012”
K. Frances Lieder (PhD Candidate, Theatre and Drama, UW-Madison)
Time: Noon – 1 p.m.
Location: 206 Ingraham Hall

Thursday, March 5, 2015
Victims of Terrorism in Pakistan: Challenge and Response
Athar Waheed (Fulbright Humphrey Fellow, Law School, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis)
Time: Noon – 1 p.m.
Location: 206 Ingraham Hall

Thursday, March 12, 2015
Suicide Protest in South Asia
Simanti Lahiri (Assistant Professor, Political Science, University of Alabama)
Time: Noon – 1 p.m.
Location: 206 Ingraham Hall

Thursday, March 19, 2015
Doctoring Tradition: Ayurveda and Small Technologies, 1860-1918
Projit Mukharji (History of Science, University of Pennsylvania)
Time: Noon – 1 p.m.
Location: 206 Ingraham Hall

Thursday, March 26, 2015
Film Screening: Lord Murugan and South-Indian Hinduism
Introduced by Joseph Elder (Professor Emeritus, Sociology and Languages and Cultures of Asia, UW-Madison)
Time: Noon – 1 p.m.
Location: 206 Ingraham Hall

Thursday, April 9, 2015
Off-grid Solar Power in Uttar Pradesh, India: improvisation and ‘jugaad’ practices unsettling new bottom of a pyramid market
Jonathan Balls (PhD Student, Oxford University)
Time: Noon – 1 p.m.
Location: 206 Ingraham Hall

Thursday, April 16, 2015
Romanticism, Desire or Fetish Fashion: ‘Sindoor Feminism’ as a way to Emancipation

Devaleena Das (Assistant Professor, English and Gender Studies, University of Delhi)
Time: Noon – 1 p.m.
Location: 206 Ingraham Hall

Thursday, April 23, 2015
Parental Choice of Education and Schooling in Pakistan
Abdul Rehman Khan (PhD Student, Development Studies and La Follette School, UW-Madison)
Time: Noon – 1 p.m.
Location: 206 Ingraham Hall

Thursday, April 30, 2015
Sacred Cows and New Environmental Realities in Rajasthan, India: Vegans, Vegetarians and Beef-Eaters

Meena Khandelwal (Associate Professor, Anthropology, University of Iowa)
Time: Noon – 1 p.m.
Location: 206 Ingraham Hall

Thursday, May 7, 2015
CSA End of Semester Lunch

Time: Noon – 1 p.m.
Location: 206 Ingraham Hall

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