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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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Now Accepting Applications: Faculty Development Seminar on Urban Sustainability in India

Seminar: Exploring Urban Sustainability through India’s CitiesIndia: December 26, 2019 – January 10, 2020 Application Deadline: September 16, 2019More Information and Apply: For the second year, AIIS is partnering with the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) to host the faculty development seminar, “Exploring Urban Sustainability

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AIIS Organizes All India Museum Summit

All India Museum Summit July 22 – 24, 2019, India International Centre, New Delhi The All India Museum Summit 2019, with financial support from the Embassy of the United States of America, New Delhi, will convene a nationwide gathering of museum professionals, including curators, administrators and conservationists, as

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