Congratulations to the following recipients of 2019 Center for South Asia Travel Grants!
- Soosai Raj (Gerald) Adalbert (Computer Sciences and Education) will present his insights on effective pedagogy for teaching computer programming to non-native English speakers in Tamil Nadu at a conference in Aberdeen, UK.
- Youbin Kang (Sociology) examined large data sets from a local NGO and interviewed stakeholders in Bangladesh’s garments industry to unearth structural barriers to legal action in this beleaguered sector.
- Maryam Khan (Law) will conduct oral history interviews with individuals who were involved in drafting Pakistan’s constitution to uncover the history and politics of constitution-making in Pakistan.
- Alan Lee (Archaeology) will sample iron objects in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan to investigate the development of iron technology during the early historic period (800 BCE to 400 CE).
- Jeremy Manheim (Asian Languages and Cultures) will investigate the intricacies of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist philosophy with the help of Tibetan and Indian scholars in Dehradun, Uttarakhand.
- Arvin Mathur (Archaeology) will sample and analyze ancient pottery in Ra’s al-Hadd, Oman along with Professor Kenoyer to explore the nature and role of cuisine in the Indus Civilization.
- Siddharth Menon (Geography) will conduct an ethnography on the people, things and environments that become entangled in the usage of concrete in Kerala’s rapidly urbanizing Kochi city.