South Asia Seminar Series
Thu, February 19, 2009 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118)
The SAI seminar series features lectures by distinguished South Asian specialists from UT and abroad. Regular seminars occur on Thursdays at 3:30 pm, preceded by a reception at 3:00 pm, in the Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118).Bina D’ Costa is currently working on a project titled 'Elusive Justice: Reconciliation Processes and Peacebuilding in Asia' and two other smaller research projects titled 'Disappeared Generation: Children conceived through violent conflict and national identity in South Asia' and 'Peacekeeping Forces from South Asia'. Bina has worked on historical injustices, truth and memory in relation to the strategies of civil society in demanding justice when there is a hostile government in power. This action-oriented research informs her book manuscript titled 'Burden' of the State: Engendering War Crimes and National Identity Politics in Postcolonial South Asia'.
Her research interests are in postconflict peacebuilding, governance, gender and conflict, gender and development and the role of civil society and social movements. She has also focused extensively on both development and security issues in South Asia.