January 17, 2020

New MESAAS Courses Spring 2020

CONFLICTS: REGIONS AND RELIGIONS Professor Gil Anidjar MDES UN2004 TR: 11:40am-12:55pm Prior to “conflict resolution,” there is conflict. But what is conflict and how do we understand it? This introductory lecture course proposes to explore the history and geography of “Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies” by way of
October 22, 2019

To Friends and Colleagues of Professor Allison Busch

It is with profound sadness that we announce that Professor Allison Busch, Associate Professor of Hindi Literature in the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies passed away Saturday, October 19.   Prof. Busch received her Ph.D. in Hindi literature from the University of Chicago in 2003 and
April 19, 2019

Debashree Mukherjee awarded fellowship at the Institute of Ideas & Imagination

Professor Debashree Mukherjee has been awarded a residential fellowship at the Institute of Ideas & Imagination, Paris. In Spring 2020, Professor Mukherjee will begin research on a new book project titled “Mediated Ocean: A Techno-Aesthetic View of Migration Between Africa and Asia.” The full announcement can be viewed here.
April 12, 2019

Sheldon Pollock awarded the Friedrich Weller Prize 2019

Sheldon Pollock has been awarded the Friedrich Weller Prize by the Saxon Academy of Sciences, Leipzig, and the University of Leipzig for his work A Rasa Reader: Classical Indian Aesthetics. The Friedrich Weller Prize is awarded in recognition of outstanding works mainly to the history, art, literature, language, philosophy and religion
January 17, 2019

Taoufik Ben-Amor has received a Lenfest Distinguished Faculty Award

Taoufik Ben-Amor, Gordon Gray Jr Senior Lecturer in Arabic Studies, Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies has been awarded the Lenfest Distinguished Faculty Award: The award honors faculty for their ability to engage, challenge and inspire students in the classroom.exceptional instruction and scholarship, with a special emphasis on the
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