Carol Babiracki discusses Insecurity and Sustainability in East-Central India

On Tuesday, February 19th, the South Asia Center is pleased to present Professor Carol Babiracki who will give a talk entitled,  "Insecurity and Sustainability: A Cultural Ecology of Hereditary Performers." Through a case study of marginal, hereditary regional Babiracki Headshotmusicians (Ghasis) in east-central India, Professor Babiracki argues for approaching the sustainability of their fragile community through the lens of cultural ecology rather than heritage conservation. 

Professor Babiracki is an ethnomusicologist and associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences and in the Department of Art and Music Histories; Babiracki has been with Syracuse University since 1999. She is also the director of the South Asia Center in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, a position that she had held since Fall of 2016.  

This talk is part of the Cornell- Syracuse South Asia Consortium’s Sustainable South Asia Initiative and will take place at 12:30 pm in 341 Eggers Hall. This event is free and open to the public - all are welcome!