Weekly Lecture Series

Spring 2022 Schedule

The Center for South Asia Weekly Lecture Series will continue in a hybrid Zoom-In-Person format for Spring 2022, with a mix of in-person and remote events. Missing our weekly email bulletin and lecture notices? Contact info@southasia.wisc.edu to be added to our mailing list.

March 3, 2022, 12:00-1:00 p.m. CT

The Crafty Widow: Mapping Gendered Mobilities Across InterAsian Geographies

Julia Stephens (Associate Professor of History, Rutgers University)

206 Ingraham Hall


March 10, 2022, 12:00-1:00 p.m. CT

On the Roma’s Indian Origin: Genealogical Fantasy Reexamined

Avishek Ray (National Institute of Technology, Silchar)

Modality: Online


March 31 , 2022, 12:00-1:00 p.m. CT

Superiority, Dependence, and Continuity: The Art and Architecture of the Jaina Community in Karnataka

Julia A.B. Hegewald (Professor of Oriental Art History and Head of the Department of Asian and Islamic Art History, University of Bonn)

Modality: Online


March 31, 2022, 4:00-5:00 p.m. CT

Let’s Talk about Publishing and South Asian Studies!

Anthony Cerulli (Professor, Asian Languages and Cultures, University of Wisconsin-Madison)

336 Ingraham Hall


April 7, 2022, 12:00-1:00 p.m. CT

Caste as Poverty: Racialization and Capitalism in South Asia’s Long Past

Sheetal Chhabria (Associate Professor of History, Connecticut College)

Modality: Online


April 8, 2022, 4:00-5:00 p.m. CT

Gandhi’s Critique of Violence

Karuna Mantena (Professor of Political Science, Columbia University)

206 Ingraham Hall


April 14, 2022, 12:00-1:00 p.m. CT

Coming Together: Culturally Inspired Creation

Judy Frater (Interdisciplinary Artists-in-Residence Program)

206 Ingraham Hall


April 21, 12:00-1:00 p.m. CT

Transforming the American Sangha: Understanding the Dynamics of Institutional Whiteness in North American Insight

Nalika Gajaweera (Research Anthropologist, Center for Religion and Civic Culture, University of Southern California)

206 Ingraham Hall


April 22, 4:00-5:00 p.m. CT

Ibsen in the Bazaar: A Study of the Norwegian Playwright in British India

Prateek (Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellow, Northwestern University)

206 Ingraham Hall


April 28, 12:00-1:00 p.m. CT

Expansive Translations: Approaches to Buddhist and Sufi Texts

Kareem James Abu-Zeid (Poet and Translator) 

206 Ingraham Hall