December 2020 Newsletter

The December 2020 Center for South Asia Newsletter is now online. We are so proud of the many accomplishments of out our students, staff, and faculty amidst what has proven to be an extraordinarily challenging year. Check it out to get up to date on what the Center has been up to over the past year! In the Newsletter, CSA Faculty Director Anthony Cerulli writes:

Dear friends and colleagues,

As 2020 draws to an end, all of us in the Center for South Asia (CSA) are reflecting on the semester’s remarkable achievements and eagerly looking forward to what lies ahead in 2021. Everyone in the CSA community entered the fall semester having to adjust to the personal and professional constraints of the coronavirus pandemic. There have been challenges, to be sure. But there have been many high points, too. I have appreciated the supportive leadership of UW–Madison’s International Division, and I am heartened by the innovation, hard work, and perseverance of every-one in the CSA community. With this newsletter, all of us in the Center are happy to share with you some recent high-lights on campus, as a way to encourage everyone connected to CSA to take pride in our community’s accomplishments in these unusual and often wearisome times and to look forward to brighter days. We also want to thank you for your ongoing support of the Center and participation in our various programming activities. There are many more to come in spring 2021! While we missed welcoming everyone to Madison this fall for the Annual Conference on South Asia, know that planning for the 49th Conference next fall is well underway. We are excited to host you again and to sharing the exciting improvements to the Conference that we’ve implemented. As you read this newsletter, we hope you will enjoy learning about the tremendous work of UW–Madison students pursuing degrees on South Asia-related topics. As the Student Spotlights attest, Badgers are gifted language learners, nationally funded researchers, and interdisciplinary pathbreaking dissertators. We are also excited to recognize UW–Madison faculty who work on South Asia for continuing to publish important research and win prestigious awards. What’s more, we take great pride in the numerous accolades and grants secured by the dedicated and diligent staff of CSA, SASLI, and WISLI, ensuring that UW–Madison remains a leader in teaching and research on South Asian languages and cultures.
Please take care of yourselves and your loved ones at the end of 2020 and have a peaceful and healthful New Year.
Best wishes,

Anthony Cerulli
Director, Center for South Asia
University of Wisconsin–Madison