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Abdul Chang

Graduate student

haq_chang@yahoo.com

Education: MA, University of Texas at Austin

Daniel Dillon

Graduate student

ddillon154@utexas.edu

Education: B.A. Anthropology, Asian Religions and Cultures; M.A. Religious Studies, Western Kentucky University

Gwendolyn Kirk

Doctoral student

gwendolynkirk@gmail.com |
Linguistic Anthropology Lab

Education: MA, PhD Student, University of Texas

Interests: Linguistic anthropology, cinema, popular culture, Pakistan & South Asia, performance, circulation & publics, dialectology, sociolinguistics, register, Punjabi and Urdu literature and literary genres.

Colin Pace

Graduate student

colinpace@utexas.edu

Indulata Prasad

Ph.D. Candidate, University of Texas at Austin

indulata@utexas.edu

Interests: Social Anthropology, Feminist Theory, Ethnography, Social movements, South Asia.

Aniruddhan Vasudevan

Graduate student

aniruddhan@utexas.edu |
5.114 Student Activity Center (SAC)

Asian Studies


Max Bruce

Graduate student

maxbruce@utexas.edu

Daniel Dillon

Graduate student

ddillon154@utexas.edu

Education: B.A. Anthropology, Asian Religions and Cultures; M.A. Religious Studies, Western Kentucky University

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Manomohini Dutta

Graduate student

manomohini@utexas.edu

Interests: Hindu Legal Traditions, Sanskrit literature, Pre-Modern Indian History, South Asian Religions, South Asian History, Gender Studies

Nina Gat

Graduate student

ninasgat@utexas.edu

Andrea Gutierrez

PhD Student

andreagutierrez@utexas.edu

Interests: Animal Studies and Animal Language, Foodways, Food Manuals, Cookbooks and Food Prescriptions, Hindu and Buddhist Studies, Sanskrit, Prakrits, and Tamil Language

Madiha Haque

Graduate student

Interests: Urdu, post-colonial South Asia, migrations and displacements, language nationalism, South Asian music

Gwendolyn Kirk

Doctoral student

gwendolynkirk@gmail.com |
Linguistic Anthropology Lab

Education: MA, PhD Student, University of Texas

Interests: Linguistic anthropology, cinema, popular culture, Pakistan & South Asia, performance, circulation & publics, dialectology, sociolinguistics, register, Punjabi and Urdu literature and literary genres.

Hillary Langberg

Graduate student

hlangberg@austin.utexas.edu

Interests: Indian Buddhism; Interactions between religious traditions in premodern South Asia and religious identity; Sanskrit, Art History (incl. Pāla period sculpture), ritual theory; methods in religious studies.

Kathleen Longwaters

PhD Candidate

klongwaters@utexas.edu

Interests: Medical Traditions of South Asia, Sanskrit Language and Literature, Islamic Intellectual History, Urdu Poetry and Literature, Buddhist writings in Gandhari

Matthew Milligan

PhD Candidate; co-editor-in-chief of Sagar

mattdmilligan@gmail.com |
Prufrock's

Education: B.A. Albion College, M.A. University of Texas, University of Texas

Interests: Indian Buddhism, Indian archaeology, epigraphy, art, Buddhist literature in Sanskrit and Pali

Nathan Moore

Graduate student

moorenathan79@gmail.com

Education: Masters of Arts, Asian Studies, Department of Asian Studies

Nikola Rajic

Doctoral Student

nino77@gmail.com |
5129634674

Interests: Gender and transgenderism in South Asia, Tamil language and literature, pedagogy of Indian Studies

Zeltzyn Rubi Sanchez Lozoya

Graduate student

zrubisl@gmail.com

Interests: hindi cinema, gender studies, queer theory, affect theory, censorship

Ethnomusicology


History


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Sandy Chang

Graduate student

sandy.chang@utexas.edu

Education: M.A. History, The University of British Columbia

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Jack Loveridge

Ph.D. Candidate

loveridge@utexas.edu

Education: M.Phil. in Development Studies (Oxford University), B.A. in History (Stanford University)

Interests: Decolonization, Development, British Colonialism, Indian Nationalism, Population, Agriculture, Nutrition

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Sundara Vadlamudi

Graduate student

sundarv@utexas.edu

Education: M.A., University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Modern South Asia - maritime trade, merchant networks, migration, religious and social reform movements; Indian Ocean Studies

Rupali Warke

Graduate student

Journalism


Linguistics


Gwendolyn Kirk

Doctoral student

gwendolynkirk@gmail.com |
Linguistic Anthropology Lab

Education: MA, PhD Student, University of Texas

Interests: Linguistic anthropology, cinema, popular culture, Pakistan & South Asia, performance, circulation & publics, dialectology, sociolinguistics, register, Punjabi and Urdu literature and literary genres.

Justin Power

Graduate student

justin.power@utexas.edu

Education: MA, University of North Dakota

Middle Eastern Studies


Claire Cooley

Graduate student

cooley@utexas.edu

Radio, Television & Film


Elizabeth Bolton

PhD Candidate

bolton@austin.utexas.edu

Education: B.S., MLIS (Master of Library and Information Studies), University of Oklahoma

Interests: Anthropology of media, television studies, production ethnography, news and current affairs television in Pakistan, and the privatization of Pakistan's television industry

Swapnil Rai

PhD Candidate

swapnilrai@utexas.edu

Interests: Media Globalization, Indian Cinema, Media Convergence, BRICS, Network Society

Religious Studies


Katherine Sanchez

Graduate student

katsanch@utexas.edu

Education: B.A. Religious Studies, University of Texas - Austin

Sociology


Vrinda Marwah

Graduate student

vrinda.marwah@utexas.edu

Interests: Reproductive health and technologies, Gender, Sexuality, Race and Ethnicity, Qualitative Methodology, Contemporary India, Social Movements, Law and Policy, State

Beth Prosnitz

Graduate student

bprosnitz@utexas.edu

Education: M.A., The New School

Interests: Political Sociology, Social Movements, Citizenship, Gender