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Spring 2021 South Asia Seminar Series: Life, Death, and Value
Seminars will be held on Thursdays, 3:30-5pm CT. The seminars are open to the public, excepting March 4. Register here for the entire seminar series (UT Austin students can faculty can register for March 4 separately).

February 11 - Sarah Besky (Associate Professor of International and Comparative Labor, Cornell University)
"Quality, Taste, and the Persistence of the Tea Plantation"
Discussant: Mythri Jegathesan (Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Santa Clara University)

February 25 - Shiv Ganesh (Professor of Communications, UT Austin)
"Strands of Value: Organic Cotton and the Project of Transparency"
Discussant: Sharmila Rudrappa (Professor of Sociology, UT Austin)

March 11 - Erin Lentz (Associate Professor of Public Affairs, UT Austin)
"The Social Life of Famine: An Exploration of the 1974/1975 Famine in Bangladesh"

March 25 - Nazli Kibria (Professor of Sociology, Boston University)
"Shonar Bangla on the Move: Fifty Years of International Migration and Nationalism in Bangladesh"

April 1 - Eric Huntington (Gragg Postdoctoral Fellow, Rice University)
"Embodied Buddhist Landscapes in India, Nepal, and Tibet"

April 8 - Mythri Jegathesan (Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Santa Clara University)
"'Fortune and Glory': The Speculative Afterlives of Sri Lanka's Tea Plantations in Hollywood Film"
Discussant: Sarah Besky (Associate Professor of International and Comparative Labor, Cornell University)

April 22 - Anish Vanaik (Visiting Associate Professor, Purdue Honors College and Associate Professor of History, Jindal Global Law School)
"The Mohalla and the Market: Commerce and Community in Delhi, 1911-32"
Discussant: Kamran Ali (Professor of Anthropology, UT Austin)

April 29 - Jyoti Puri (Professor of Sociology, Simmons University)
"First Funerals, Weird Rites, and Burning Ghats: Of South Asian Deathways and Civilization"
Apr 22, 2021 03:30 PM
Apr 29, 2021 03:30 PM
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