South Asia Institute
South Asia Institute

Science and Technology Studies in South Asia Conference

Fri, May 14, 2010 | WCH 4.118 & Texas Union 2.102

Science and Technology Studies in South Asia Conference

It has been a number of years since the last gathering of STS-South Asia-related scholars took place at MIT, organized by Banu Subramaniam and Abha Sur.  There has been a substantial increase in the number of scholars working on these topics since that time; especially exciting has been the rise in the number of graduate students doing PhDs on STS-South Asia-related issues.  

The goals of this conference are simple: to offer a venue for scholars to present their work to an informed audience, to create a forum for discussion of issues of common interest, to inform participants about the state of the field, and to help build a community of STS-South Asia scholars.  The conference is organized as a sequential series of panels over two days, and includes at least one plenary lecture by a senior scholar in the field.

There is no conference registration fee.  North America-based graduate students and scholars without tenure whose papers have been accepted are invited to apply to the conference for funds to defer the costs of travel and stay.  The South Asia Institute at the University of Texas at Austin will host an opening and closing dinner for all conference participants. 

Itty Abraham, Government and Asian Studies, University of Texas at Austin,
Kavita Philip, Women’s Studies, University of California at Irvine,
Amit Prasad, Sociology, University of Missouri, Columbia,
Banu Subramaniam, Women’s Studies, University of Mass, Amherst,

Questions may be addressed to the conference organizers at:


Sponsored by: South Asia Institute

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