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Kamran Asdar Ali, Director WCH 4.132, Mailcode G9300, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-3550

Science and Technology Studies in South Asia Conference

Sat, May 15, 2010 • WCH 4.118 & Texas Union 2.102

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ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
It has been a number of years since the last gathering of STS-South Asia-related scholars took place at MIT, organized by Banu Subramaniam and Abha Sur.  There has been a substantial increase in the number of scholars working on these topics since that time; especially exciting has been the rise in the number of graduate students doing PhDs on STS-South Asia-related issues.  

The goals of this conference are simple: to offer a venue for scholars to present their work to an informed audience, to create a forum for discussion of issues of common interest, to inform participants about the state of the field, and to help build a community of STS-South Asia scholars.  The conference is organized as a sequential series of panels over two days, and includes at least one plenary lecture by a senior scholar in the field.

There is no conference registration fee.  North America-based graduate students and scholars without tenure whose papers have been accepted are invited to apply to the conference for funds to defer the costs of travel and stay.  The South Asia Institute at the University of Texas at Austin will host an opening and closing dinner for all conference participants. 

ORGANIZERS
Itty Abraham, Government and Asian Studies, University of Texas at Austin, ittya@austin.utexas.edu
Kavita Philip, Women’s Studies, University of California at Irvine, kphilip@uci.edu
Amit Prasad, Sociology, University of Missouri, Columbia, prasada@missouri.edu
Banu Subramaniam, Women’s Studies, University of Mass, Amherst, banu@wost.umass.edu

Questions may be addressed to the conference organizers at: STS-SouthAsia@austin.utexas.edu

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Sponsored by: South Asia Institute


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