Faculty Updates - 2012

Sudha Raj’s paper, “The Practice of Vegetarianism in the South Asian sub-continent” appeared in Vegetarian Nutrition Update (XX: 1, 2011), which is a quarterly update from the Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group of the American Dietetic Association. This article was published for dietetic practitioners with an interest in vegetarian nutrition so that they can provide culturally sensitive advice to clients who wish to follow traditional diets.

Raj has developed a case study on Indian Agribusiness, particularly cold storage, for a business text book (check) as well as launching a new journal, “Journal of Agribusiness in Developing and Emerging Economies.”

Farhana Sultana published a seminal book on water, drawing upon the highly successful water conference she had organized at SU in 2010. The book is ‘The Right to Water: Politics, Governance and Social Struggles’ (Earthscan, 2011). Farhana also published several articles and chapters, and participated at two international conferences focused on South Asia: one at Cornell University (for which she was a co-organizer) and the other in Dhaka, Bangladesh, organized by the American Institute of Bangladesh Studies.

Susan S. Wadley participated in the Workshop on Marriage and Youth in Contemporary India at Princeton University in March 2011. In October 2011, she ran the “AIIS Workshop on Turning your Dissertation into a Book” at the Annual Conference on South Asia in Madison, Wisconsin where she was also on a panel. She spoke at the American Consulate in Kolkata in December; her talk was titled “From ritual ‘folk’ art to tourist ‘art’: Changes in Gender, Audience and Content in Three Eastern Indian Folk Art Traditions.” She also spent two weeks in Madhubani with Tula Goenka, working on a documentary on Mithila painters (page 6).

Cecilia Van Hollen published three articles in 2011 based on her research on HIV/AIDS and reproductive health in India. She also spoke at the Association for Asian Studies annuual conference and at the American Anthropological Association.