Sarah Beckham

Interim Associate Director, Center for South Asia; Hindi Instructor, Department of Asian Languages and Cultures; Hindi-Urdu Pedagogy Coordinator, SAFLI/SASLI/Project GO


203 Ingraham Hall
1155 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706

Sarah Beckham is serving as the Interim Associate Director of the Center for South Asia for the fall 2019 semester.  In addition, she is also a Hindi Lecturer in the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures and Hindi-Urdu Pedagogy Specialist for the South Asian Flagship Languages Initiative (SAFLI), South Asia Summer Language Institute (SASLI), and Project Global Officer (GO) programs at UW-Madison.  Beckham specializes in sound systems of South Asian languages, and she is expected to receive her PhD from the Department of Linguistics at UW-Madison in December 2019.  Beckham’s current project focuses on loanword phonology in Marathi, and she is co-founding member of the Punjabi Boliyan Research Initiative (PBRI).