2020 Fall Lecture Series

*All events are virtual for Fall 2020. Please email info@southasia.wisc.edu to RSVP or to join our email list. Zoom links will be posted below once they are available.

September 10, 2020
The Hindu Goddess Comes to Michigan: Breaking Boundaries, Making Home
Tracy Pintchman (Professor, Religious Studies, Loyola University of Chicago)
Time: 12-1 PM CST

October 9, 2020
High Stakes on the Indo-Chinese Border: Implications for the region, the United States, and the world
Discussion Panel, Moderated by UW Professor Judd Kinzley
Co-Sponsored by the Center for East Asian Studies
Time: 10:30 AM-Noon CST

October 15, 2020
COVID-19, Climate Change, and Public Health in South Asia
Dr. Ann Behrmann and Dr. Vijay Limaye
Time: 12-1 PM CST

October 29, 2020
Panel Discussion: Caste, Indigeneity, Region, and Settler/Colonialism in Modi’s India
Time: 3-4:30 PM CST

November 5, 2020
Bene Israel Kirtan as Sonic Translation, 1880-1955
Anna Schultz (Associate Professor, Music, University of Chicago)
Time: 12-1 PM CST
Zoom Access here

The Right to Property and Economic Development: How Property Saved Democracy in India
Namita Wahi (Fellow, Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi)
Time: 9:30-10:30 AM CST

November 16, 2020
IRIS Book Club Virtual Meeting – The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani
Discussion led by Zara Chowdhary (Lecturer, Hindi, UW-Madison)
Time: 4-5 PM CST
Register here

November 19, 2020
A Place to Call Home
Ramya Ramanath (Associate Professor and Chair, International Public Service, DePaul University)
Time: 12-1 PM CST
Zoom Access

December 3, 2020
The Sri Lankan Tamil Refugee Novel in Contemporary Tamil Writing
Vasugi Kailasam (Assistant Professor, Tamil Studies, University of California, Berkeley)
Time: 12-1 PM CST
Zoom Access