Current Speakers (2017-2018)

Spring 2018

Friday, January 26, 2018
Hindi-Urdu Table
12 pm, 352 Eggers 

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Susan Thomas, Assistant Professor, Syracuse University
Sociality and Reciprocity among Indian Student-Migrants
12:30 pm, 341 Eggers 

Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Bodymap: A Performance with Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha
4:00 pm, 304ABC Schine

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Carter Higgins, Cornell University
History, Feeling, Proof: Hagiographical Debate in Gogameri, India
12:30 pm, 341 Eggers 

Friday, February 23, 2018
Hindi-Urdu Table
12pm, 352 Eggers 

Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Nimanthi Rajasingham, Assistant Professor, Colgate University
Cartographies of Loss: International Tourism, Postwar Neoliberalism and the Vital Art of Thamotharampillai Shanaathanan
12:30 pm, 341 Eggers 

Saturday, March 10, 2018
Going Global: Leveraging Resources for International Education
9 am-4 pm, Tompkins-Cortland Community College

Friday, March 23, 2018
Hindi-Urdu Table
12pm, 352 Eggers 

Thursday, March 29, 2018
Nuclear South Asia at 20: The Strategic and Societal Impacts of the 1998 Nuclear Tests
Time and Location TBD  

Saturday, March 31, 2018
SPIC MACAY presents: Odissi Dance with Anindita Nanda
Time TBD (evening), Marshall Auditorium (ESF) 

Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Lakshmi Srinivas, Associate Professor, UMass Boston
Cinethnography: Fieldwork on Filmwork
12:30 pm, 341 Eggers 

Friday, April 6, 2018
Mitra Sharafi, Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin Law School
Forensic Experts in Colonial India: Handwriting Analysis as a Suspect Science
3 pm, 151 Eggers 

Friday, April 13, 2018
Religion Graduate Student Organization Conference: Flourish and Decay: Exploring Religion in Process
Rooms and Times TBD 

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 (tentative)
Hari Adhikari, Bhutanese Nepali Community Leader
Topic: The State of the Bhutanese Nepali community after 10 years in Syracuse

Friday April 20 and Saturday, April 21, 2018
Cornell-Syracuse South Asia Consortium Symposium: Small Cities
Cornell University

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Farha Ternikar, Associate Professor, LeMoyne College
Beyond Authentic Curry and Halal Kebobs: Pakistani Immigrants, Intersectionality, and Culinary Consumption
5 pm, 520 White Hall (Falk College)

Friday, April 27, 2018
Hindi-Urdu Table
12pm, 352 Eggers 

Tuesday, May 15-Wednesday, May 16, 2018
2018 InsTED Workshop: Advances in Institutions, Trade and Economic Development

Fall 2017

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Llerena Guiu Searle, Department of Anthropology, University of Rochester
Landscapes of Accumulation: Real Estate and the Neoliberal Imagination in Contemporary India
12:30 pm, 341 Eggers 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Mengia Hong Tschalaer, John Jay College, City University of New York
Muslim Women's Quest for Gender Justice: Gender, Law, and Activism in India
12:30 pm, 341 Eggers 

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Annu Palakunnathu Matthew, Department of Art and Art History, University of Rhode Island
Parallel Histories: Open Wound-Stories of the 1947 Partition of British India
12:30 pm, 341 Eggers 

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Iffat Fatima, Independent Film Maker
Khoon Diy Baarav (Blood Leaves Its Trails)
4 pm, 060 Eggers 

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
David Bzdak, Department of Social Sciences, Onondaga Community College
Socrates and Shankara: Teaching Philosophy in India
12:30 pm, 341 Eggers 

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Latif Bolat, Turkish Musician, Scholar of Turkish Music and Folklore
Into the Mystic: A Night of Turkish Sufi Music and Poetry
7:15 pm, Setnor Room 308 (Lecture); Setnor Auditorium (Performance)

Tuesday, November 7, 2017
S. Paul Kapur, Department of National Security Affairs, U.S. Naval Postgraduate School
Jihad as Grand Strategy: Islamist Militancy, National Security, and the Pakistani State
12:30 pm, 341 Eggers

Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Haripriya Narasimhan, Department of Liberal Arts, IIT Hyderabad
Mapping the Audience: The Puzzle that is Hindi Television Soap Opera 
12:30 pm, 341 Eggers