American Institute of Indian Studies


Language Program Alumni: A Profile in Careers, Education, and Community Engagement

AIIS conducted a survey of language program alumni in 2018. We received responses from 174 former language program participants in various stages of their careers. The responses reflect a body of alumni that is highly educated, employable, and actively engaged in international affairs, South Asian Studies, and

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AIIS 2017 Book Prizes Awarded to Radhika Govindrajan and to Diane Coffey and Dean Spears

The Edward Cameron Dimock, Jr. Prize in the Indian Humanities was awarded to Radhika Govindrajan for Animal Intimacies: Interspecies Relations in India’s Central Himalayas The Joseph W. Elder Prize in the Indian Social Sciences was awarded to Diane Coffey and Dean Spears, joint authors of Where India Goes: Abandoned Toilets, Stunted

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AIIS Launches Kickstarter Campaign to Fund Innovative Hip Hop Jukeboxx Project in India

Chicago (September 27, 2016) The American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) is pleased to announce the launch of its first crowdsource funding campaign for an innovative performing arts project called The Jukeboxx Movement in India: From Surviving to Thriving. The campaign seeks to raise at least $25,000

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AIIS Director-General Purnima Mehta Receives Award from MAC-CAE

Professor Arlene Maclin, the Executive Director of the Mid-Atlantic Consortium-Center for Academic Excellence (MAC-CAE), presented AIIS Director-General Purnima Mehta with a special plaque for her extraordinary service to MAC-CAE during its five years of collaboration with AIIS to bring students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities to

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AIIS 2016 Book Prize Awarded to Anand Taneja

The Joseph W. Elder Prize in the Indian Social Sciences” was awarded to Anand Taneja, an assistant professor in the Department of Religious Studies at Vanderbilt University, for Jinnealogy: Time, Islam, and Ecological Thought in the Medieval Ruins of Delhi. Jinnealogy: Time, Islam, and Ecological Thought in

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