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2017 South Asian Studies Fellows

South Asian Studies Fellows

The South Asia Program is proud to announce our first cohort of South Asian Studies Fellows, who will each be in residence at Cornell for two months in the 2017-2018 academic year. Aziz Sohail from Pakistan, Ruhanie Perera & Jake Oorloff from Sri Lanka, and Tarangini Sriraman from India will all be on campus in Fall semester 2017, while Aziz Ali from Afghanistan will be at Cornell in Spring semester 2018.


Aziz Sohail

Independent curator and writer, Karachi, Pakistan

Visual & Cultural Production in 1990's Karachi


Ruhanie Perera and Jake Oorloff

Floating Space Theatre 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


Tarangini Sriraman

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

Itineraries of Evidence: Refugees and their Displaced Documents of Identity


Aziz Ali

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