Faculty Updates - 2014
Tula Goenka has just put the finishing touches on her
forthcoming book, Not Just Bollywood: Indian Directors Speak, which is being
released by Om Books.
Ann Gold has been named a Fellow of the John Simon
Guggenheim Memorial Foundation for 2014-15. She has also been awarded a 9-month
residential writing fellowship at the National Humanities Center in North
Carolina and will be living in Chapel Hill for the coming academic year. She
will be completing a book manuscript provisionally titled “Shiptown: North
Indian Lives between Rural and Urban.”
Tazim Kassam edited a volume with Eliza Kent called Lines in
Water: Religious Boundaries in South Asia, published by Syracuse University
Press. A number of SU faculty and alumni contributed to the volume.
Prema Kurien received a National Science Foundation grant
for her project, “Incorporation of Minorities in Canada and the United States.”
She also received a research paper award from the Asia and Asian American
section of the American Sociological Association for her article, ‘Decoupling
Religion and Ethnicity: Second-Generation Indian American Christians” in
Qualitative Sociology 2012, 35(4):447- 468.
Romita Ray has been awarded a 2014 Summer Stipend from the
National Endowment for the Humanities, to undertake archival research in the
UK, for her book about the visual cultures of tea consumption in colonial and
postcolonial India. This year she also presented research papers on different
threads of her tea book at Dumbarton Oaks, Skidmore College, Hunter College
(CUNY), Yale University, and the College of Holy Cross.
Yuksel Sezgin’s new book “Human Rights under StateEnforced
Religious Family Laws in Israel, Egypt and India“ was published by Cambridge
University Press in September 2013.
Farhana Sultana won the 2014 Moynihan Challenge as well as
receiving additional funds from PARCC and CEPA for an international workshop to
be held in early 2015 on climate change adaptation. In other exciting news,
Farhana’s 2012 edited volume, “The Right to Water: Politics, Governance, and
Social Struggles” has been recently translated into two other languages, Polish
Susan Wadley is the editor of “South Asia in the World: An
Introduction” (M.E. Sharpe 2013), a collection of case studies that provides a
multidisciplinary introduction to the region. Many of the South Asia Center
faculty, graduate students, and alumni contributed to the volume.
Cecilia Van Hollen’s newest book, “Birth in the Age of AIDS:
Women, Reproduction, and HIV/AIDS in India” has been released by Stanford
University press. The book has received a good deal of positive attention in
the media including a review in the USAID’s Bureau of Global Health blog and
the Times of India