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Project Feature: Peace Centers

In this AIIS feature, we explore the student projects created in Amar Sawhney’s Design 4 course in the School of Architecture at Miami Dade College, the nation’s largest community college. Professor Sawhney participated in the AIIS and the Council of American Overseas Research Centers’ (CAORC) 2019-2020 Faculty

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AIIS Welcomes New Delegates

AIIS welcomes four new delegates to the institute this spring: Amy L. Allocco (Elon University), John Caldwell (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill), Bhavya Tiwari (University of Houston), and Saiba Varma (University of California, San Diego). AIIS delegates are the points of contact between AIIS and their

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Fellow Profile: Sara Dickey on Threads of Research with AIIS

Sara Dickey is a Professor of Anthropology at Bowdoin College. Her research and teaching interests include class identities and relations; intersections of class, race, and caste; film consumption and fan clubs; cinema and politics; heterodox Hinduisms; South Asian modernities; and activists and activist movements in South Asia.

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A Generous Gift from a Friend of AIIS

Lelah Dushkin, who died last year, made a donation to AIIS every year throughout her long career as Professor in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work at Kansas State University. She also remembered the Institute in her will; her last generous gift of more than

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ARCE Awarded Ambassadors Fund Grant for Documentation of Imperiled Musical Traditions of Western Rajasthan

The AIIS Archives and Research Center for Ethnomusicology was awarded a grant from the U.S. Embassy in India’s Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) small grants competition for “India: Documentation of Endangered Musical Traditions in Western Rajasthan.” ARCE will receive $70,000 for the 18-month project that falls

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Water and Women in Urban India

By Janet Armitage   Janet Armitage, Associate Professor of Sociology at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas, was a 2019 participant in the AIIS-CAORC Faculty Development Seminar to India. The seminar’s theme was urban sustainability and, in this essay, Armitage discusses her Indian experiences with women

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