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Visiting Scholars

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Aziz Ali

2017-2018 South Asian Studies Fellow

National Manager, Natural Resources Management, Aga Khan Foundation, Kabul, Afghanistan

Vulnerability and Disaster Risk Assessments in the Emerging Scenario of Climate Change in North-Eastern Afghanistan

 

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Matthew Baxter

Matthew Baxter works on South Asia as a comparative political theorist, focusing on Tamil-speaking South India and Non-Brahmin politics.  As a Visiting Scholar in the South Asia Program, he is working towards the completion of a book manuscript tentatively titled The Politics of Embrace: On the Non-Brahmin Self-Respect Critique of Gandhian Self-Rule.

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Ranjana Das

Humphrey Fellow - India

Program focus: gender equality, social justice in agriculture and rural livelihoods

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Shaila Desouza

Dr Shaila Desouza has a PhD from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai and has been the principal champion of Women’s Studies at Goa University, Goa, India for the past 25 years (since 1992). She has been actively involved through her research, writing, teaching and activism with social movements in India working for equality, justice and peace and has a special interest in issues around development, health, violence and empowerment.

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Carter Higgins

Carter Higgins is a scholar of contemporary Hinduism in northern India (especially in Rajasthan and its regional connections) and the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal. He holds a Ph.D. in Asian Literature, Religion, and Culture from Cornell University, and has held academic positions at Wake Forest University and the National University of Singapore. 

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Sumaira Ishfaq

Humphrey Fellow - Pakistan

Program focus:  rural development for small farmers, especially women

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Jake Oorloff

2017-2018 South Asian Studies Fellow

Floating Space performance arts company, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Archiving Practice: Reflecting on Floating Space Theatre Company’s Performance-Making Approaches and Politics in the Context of the Conflict and Cultural Landscape of Sri Lanka

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Ruhanie Perera

2017-2018 South Asian Studies Fellow

Floating Space performance arts company, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Archiving Practice: Reflecting on Floating Space Theatre Company’s Performance-Making Approaches and Politics in the Context of the Conflict and Cultural Landscape of Sri Lanka

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Aziz Sohail

2017-2018 South Asian Studies Fellow

Independent curator and writer, Karachi, Pakistan

Visual & Cultural Production in 1990's Karachi

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Tarangini Sriraman

2017-2018 South Asian Fellow

Assistant Professor, School of Liberal Studies, Azim Premji University, Bangalore, India

Itineraries of Evidence: Refugees and their Displaced Documents of Identity

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Fawzia Tarannum

Humphrey Fellow - India

Program focus: water and sanitation management