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Monday, February 2, 2015

New Work in the Anthropology of Religion: Mayanthi L. Fernando and Lucinda Ramberg

Panel Discussion | February 2 | 4:30-6:30 p.m. | Kroeber Hall, Gifford Room, 210


Mayanthi L. Fernando, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Feminist Studies, and History of Consciousness, UC Santa Cruz; Lucinda Ramberg, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Cornell University

Saba Mahmood, Associate Professor of Social Cultural Anthropology at the Department of Anthropology, UC Berkeley

Institute for South Asia Studies, Department of Anthropology, UCHRI Humanities Studio “Regulating Sex and Religion”


Join the Anthropology Departmental 290 Seminar for a reading and discussion with Professors Fernando and Ramberg, led by Professor Saba Mahmood

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Fixing Pakistan's Education: Innovative Solutions for a Major Challenge

Conference/Symposium | February 7 | 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | B 100 Blum Hall


Institute for South Asia Studies, Berkeley Pakistan Initiative, The Citizens Foundation, US, Institute of International Studies, Blum Center for Developing Economies


An education reform conference on Pakistan's education emergency, at UC Berkeley on February 7, 2015, co-hosted by The Citizens Foundation and the Pakistan Initiative at UC Berkeley


Registration opens January 23. Register by February 5 online, or by calling 510-642-3608.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Don't Let Him Know: Author, Sandip Roy reads from his debut novel

Lecture | February 12 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)


Sandip Roy, Author and Journalist

Raka Ray, Professor of Sociology and South and Southeast Asia Studies, and Chair of the Department of Sociology

Institute for South Asia Studies


Sandip Roy discusses his debut novel, which is set in Cal and Cal (as in Kolkata and Bay Area) and the Midwest too, and is on immigration/reverse immigration, sexuality, aging, gender and feisty great grandmothers.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Activism, Journalism, Life, and Literature: Sandip Roy and South Asian Queer Diaspora

Panel Discussion | February 17 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)


Sandip Roy, Author and Journalist

Poulomi Saha, Assistant Professor of English, Department of English; Harsha Ram, Associate Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures and Comparative Literature, Departments of Comparative Literature and of Slavic Languages and Literatures

Lawrence Cohen, Professor of Anthropology and South and Southeast Asia Studies, and Chair, Institute for South Asia Studies

Institute for South Asia Studies, Center for the Study of Sexual Culture, LGBTQ Cluster, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society


Sandip Roy is renowned as a path-breaking Bay Area and Kolkata journalist and now, as a novelist (see Roy discussing his new novel Don’t Let Him Know with Professor of Sociology Raka Ray on February 12 [Link]: for many years, he has also been an activist and pioneer in the South Asian queer diaspora, one of...   More >

Monday, February 23, 2015

Orphanhood and the Art of Not Being Cared For

Lecture | February 23 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)


Anila Daulatzai, Visiting Assistant Professor of Women’s Studies and Islamic Studies, Harvard Divinity School

Institute for South Asia Studies, Berkeley Pakistan Initiative


A talk by Anila Daulatzai, Visiting Assistant Professor of Women’s Studies and Islamic Studies at Harvard Divinity School

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Social Enterprises in Developing Economies: A Panel Discussion followed by a Networking Hour

Panel Discussion | February 25 | 5-7:30 p.m. | B100 Blum Hall


Ben Mangan, Executive Director, Center for Nonprofit and Public Leadership, Haas School of Business

Institute for South Asia Studies, School of Information, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Blum Center for Developing Economies, Center for Public Health Practice - School of Public Health, Center for African Studies, Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA), Master of Development Practice, Center for Nonprofit & Public Leadership - HAAS School of Business


Come join us for an exciting and thought provoking discussion on the role Bay Area-based social enterprises play in developing economies.


Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

All Audiences

This event is free and open to the public.