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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
November 17, 2018

Muhsin al-Musawi awarded the 2018 Kuwait Prize for Arts and Literature

Muhsin al-Musawi, Professor of Arabic Literature in the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies, was awarded the 2018 Kuwait Prize for Arts and Literature. The Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences announced the award, citing Professor al-Musawi’s “research on critical studies of the rich Arabic cultural
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