Weekly Lecture Series

Spring 2024 Schedule

Check back here soon to see more of our upcoming Fall 2024 Lecture Series schedule. To see past Lecture Series talk information and recordings, click the archive links below.

February 1, 2024, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm CT

Taymour Soomro

The Author is a Fraud: What Con Artists can Teach us about Writing

206 Ingraham Hall

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Feb 20, 2024, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm CT

Sahana Ghosh (Assistant Professor Anthropology and Sociology, National University of Singapore)

A Thousand Tiny Cuts: Mobility and Security Across the Bangladesh-India Borderlands

This event is only online. Register here.


March 7, 2024, 12:00 pm- 1:00 pm CT

Afsar Mohammad (Senior Lecturer in South Asian Studies, University of Pennsylvania)

Rethinking Muslim Past: 1948 Police Action and the Case of Hyderabad

206 Ingraham Hall

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March 13, 2024, 4:30 pm- 6:00 pm CT

Anthony Cerulli (Professor of South Asian Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison)

206 Ingraham Hall


April 4, 2024, 12:00 pm- 1:00 pm CT

Vaishali Raval (Professor Global Health Studies, Psychology, Miami University, Ohio)

Unveiling the Tapestry: Psychological research exploring South Asian American identities, interpersonal relationships, and health

206 Ingraham Hall

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April 18, 2024, 12:00 pm- 1:00 pm CT

Darshana Mini (Professor Indian Cinema, Department of Communication Arts)

Rated A: Soft-Porn Cinema and Mediations of Desire in India

206 Ingraham Hall

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April 25, 2024, 12:00 pm- 1:00 pm CT

Anya Golovkova (Assistant Professor of Religion, Lakeforest College)

The Goddess’s Forgotten Consort: Desire in Early Śrīvidyā Ritual

206 Ingraham Hall

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