Grodzins Gold was
appointed Chair of the De-partment of Religion. She published, “Waiting for
Moon-rise: Fasting, storytelling and marriage in provincial Rajasthan” in
Oral Traditions (http://journal.oraltradition.org/issues/29ii/gold) and
“Rural Lives and Livelihoods: Perceptions of Security in a Raja-sthan Village,”
in Human and International Security in India since Independence, edited
by Crispin Bates, Akio Tanabe and Minoru Mio.
Kurien was the
2014-2015 Dr. Thomas Tam Visiting Professor (of Asian American Studies), CUNY
Graduate Center. In 2015, she received a $ 200,000 award from the National
Science Foundation for her study of Hindus and Sikhs in Canada and the United
States. She published “Hinduism in North America” in Brian Hatcher
(ed.), Hinduism in the Modern World (2015, Routledge). She also
completed a book manuscript in 2015, Ethnic Church Meets Mega Church: Indian
American Christianity in Motion, currently under final review with New York
Romita Ray has won a highly competitive
fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities to conduct research
throughout the 2016 calendar year, for her next book project tentatively
entitled, Two Leaves and A Bud: The Visual Cultures of Tea Consumption in
Co-lonial and Modern India. In November 2015, she orga-nized the first
illumination night at SU for which the Quad was lit up for Diwali with 1500
luminaries made by students and faculty.
one journal article, three book chapters, and one book review in 2015. She also
spearheaded a successful Maxwell 10th Decade
Project grant, entitled Climate Change and Citizenship.
an article in a special issue of Medical Anthropology and an Invited
Blog for the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). In
February, she represented India as a Consultant to Oxfam in Nepal. She also
received Senior Short Term Research fellowship from the American Institute of
Indian Studies (AIIS) to conduct research on breast cancer screening and
treatment in Tamil Nadu, India (see page 2).