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Isabel Huacuja Alonso

MA, University of Texas at Austin

Isabel Huacuja Alonso

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Biography

Isabel Huacuja received a BA in Economics from Cornell University and MA in Asian studies from UT. Her dissertation is on the history of radio in India and Pakistan, with a focus on Hindi and Urdu broadcasting. She has conducted research in libraries, archives, and private collections, and has collected oral histories in India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka (Radio Ceylon’s Hindi services). She was awarded the AIPS (American Institute of Pakistani Studies) Short Term Lecturing and Research Fellowship (2011) to conduct research and to lecture in Pakistan and the AIIS (American Institute for Indian Studies) Junior Fellowship (2012) for research in India.

Interests

radio history, post-indepence South Asian history, British Empire, Urdu and Hindi literature, writing pedagogy, ESL teaching
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