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Hammond Provides Insight into the Geographies of Islam in New Book
Timur Hammond, assistant professor of geography and the environment, has written “Placing Islam: Geographies of Connection in Twentieth-Century Istanbul” (University of California Press, 2023).
See related: Middle East & North Africa, Religion
New Book Edited by Gueorguiev Examines the Increasingly Dire State of Academic Freedom in Asia
Dimitar Gueorguiev, associate professor of political science, has contributed to and edited "New Threats to Academic Freedom in Asia" (Columbia University Press, 2023).
See related: Central Asia, East Asia, Education, South Asia
Gueorguiev Talks to NewsRadio 570 WSYR About the Chinese Spy Balloon, Impact on US-China Relations
"A bizarre situation with this balloon, in particular, is best understood as an attempt to kind of clarify what the terms of engagement are," says Dimitar Gueorguiev, associate professor of political science. "And what you’ve seen over the past couple of days is that surveillance aircraft at a certain level of altitude are now probably more likely to happen and are more at risk of being shot dow," he says.
See related: China, Conflict, International Affairs, U.S. National Security, United States
Gueorgueiv Quoted in Politico Article on China’s New Ambassador to the US
With [Chinese President] Xi now signaling a shift to less rancorous bilateral ties, “I expect [Xie Feng, China's new ambassador to the U.S.] to be more kumbaya-ish,” says Dimitar Gueorguiev, associate professor of political science and expert on Chinese elite politics.
See related: China, Foreign Policy, Global Governance, International Affairs
As a New Leader Takes the Helm, South Asia Center Receives Over $1 Million in Federal Grants
Prema Kurien was named director of the center as it received funding from the U.S. Department of Education.
See related: Grant Awards, Promotions & Appointments, South Asia
Trade liberalization and poverty reduction
"Trade liberalization and poverty reduction," authored by Professor of Economics Devashish Mitra, was published in IZA World of Labor.
Gueorguiev Quoted in Politico Article on Chinese President Xi Jinping’s Rise to Power
“He always kind of played the background, gave credit to the people around him and never really took credit for himself,” says Dimitar Gueorguiev, associate professor of political science, of President Xi's early positions in the Chinese Communist Party.
See related: China, Government, International Affairs
Bhan Documents Growing Critical Kashmir Studies Scholarship in New Book
This handbook, co-edited by Mona Bhan, associate professor of anthropology and Ford-Maxwell Professor of South Asian Studies, politicizes discourses of nationalism, patriotism, democracy, and liberalism, and it questions how these dominant globalist imaginaries and discourses serve institutionalized power, create hegemony, and normalize domination.
See related: Religion, South Asia
Mitra Piece on India’s Export-Oriented Manufacturing Model Published in Ideas for India
"Has the export-oriented manufacturing model reached its sell-by date for India?," authored by Professor Devashish Mitra, was published in Ideas for India.
See related: Economic Policy, India, Labor
Making the Millet Common: Rethinking Authoritarian Politics Through Commemoration
"Rethinking Authoritarian Politics Through Commemoration Following Turkey’s July 2016 Coup Attempt," authored by Assistant Professor Timur Hammond, was published in ACME: An International Journal for Critical Geographies.