2013 Spring Lecture Series

Thursday February 14, 2013
Transnational Nationalism & the Politics of Diasporic Claim-making: Kenya’s Gandhi & Khadi Caps
Sana Aiyar (Assistant Professor, History, University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Thursday February 21, 2013
Symposium on The Delhi Gang Rape Case of December 2012
Sylvia Vatuk (Professor Emerita, University of Illinois at Chicago)

Thursday February 28, 2013
Why Regional Parties? Elites & Party System Formation in India
Adam Ziegfeld (Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Political Science, University of Chicago)

Thursday March 14, 2013
Producing “Bollywood”: The Social and Institutional Transformations of the Hindi Film Industry
Tejaswini Ganti (Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, New York University)
Lunch will be provided

Thursday April 4, 2013
The Dysfunctional Legal Effects of Secularization: South Asians & Muslim Law in England
Prakash Shah (Senior Lecturer, Queen Mary School of Law, University of London)

Thursday April 11, 2013
From Gopi-teasing to Eve-teasing: What happens when Shah Rukh Khan is cast as Krishna
Heidi Pauwels (Professor, Department of Asian Languages & Literature, University of Washington)

Friday, April 19
Katherine Rankin (Associate Professor, Department of Geography, University of Toronto)

Thursday April 25, 2013
Back from the Dead? Civil Society & Politics of Life in Uttar Pradesh
Stephen Young (Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, University of Wisconsin- Madison)

Thursday May 2, 2013
Brokering Nationalism & Historical Memory: The 2005 California Textbook Controversy over the History of Hinduism
Joy Johnson (MA Candidate, Department of History, University of Wisconsin – Madison)

Thursday May 9, 2013
Democracy in India and its Dysfunctions
Kanchan Chandra (Associate Professor, Department of Politics, New York University)
Lunch will be provided