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Sarah Fahim

Graduate student

sara.fahim14@gmail.com

Interests: Communication strategy & analysis, creativity in copywriting & advertising concepts, effects of advertising and mass communication on cultural diversity and tolerance

Anthropology


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

Aniruddhan Vasudevan

Graduate student

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

Asian Studies


Sundas Amer

Graduate student

Interests: 19th century women's Urdu literature in India

Daniel Dillon

Graduate student

ddillon154@utexas.edu

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

Hunter Gallacher

Graduate student

Interests: Sikhism and the Sikh Empire, modern Hindi, and water conservation and rights issues in South Asia

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

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

Kathryn North

Graduate student

knnorth@utexas.edu

Interests: Second-language acquisition and identity in India, gender roles and women's issues in South Asia, South Asian history and culture

Joshua Orme

Graduate student

joshua.orme@gmail.com

Interests: Formation of South Asian nation-states, 20th century and contemporary geo-politics/international relations, modern sociopolitical issues, modern and pre-modern history, study of Hindi-Urdu and linguistic influence on nationalism/identity

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

Siddharth Sridhar

Graduate student

siddha.sridhar@gmail.com

Interests: The social and intellectual history of Tamil South India in the early modern and colonial periods; the social history of trade and migration in the Indian Ocean World

Comparative Literature


Hamza Iqbal

Graduate student

hmi4@utexas.edu

Education: MA, Honours Philosophy, University of St Andrews, UK

Interests: Long nineteenth century, Urdu Poetics, French Literature, Continental Philosophy, Postcolonial Theory, Psychoanalysis, Critical and Literary Theory

Education


Fiza Mairaj

Graduate student

fiza_mairaj_ali@live.com

Interests: Educational policy, International development, Non-profit sustainability and Teacher practices in a classroom

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

Rupali Warke

Ph.D. Candidate

Journalism


Linguistics


Justin Power

Graduate student

justin.power@utexas.edu

Education: MA Linguistics, University of North Dakota

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

Nabeeha Chaudhary

Graduate student

chaudhnz@utexas.edu

Education: M.A., International Studies, University of Washington

Interests: Television in Pakistan, drama serials, changing representations of women in entertainment media and corresponding political scenarios, popular culture, portrayals of Muslim women in South Asia.

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: M.A. Religious Studies, University of Texas - Austin

Interests: Religions and Society | Religion in the Americas | Contemporary Islam in the United States | Religion and Popular Culture

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