Center for South Asia announces travel grant awardees

Congratulations to the following recipients of 2019 Center for South Asia Travel Grants!

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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).
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.