Message from SOAS SAI Director
I have recently returned from North America where I have been promoting the work of SOAS and the South Asia Institute.
South Asia: In Canada, I met with Directors and members of South Asia Institutes and Centres and other colleagues who research and teach on South Asia at the University of Toronto, York University (Toronto) and University of Guelph – and in the US Syracuse University, Columbia University, CUNY, The New School, University of Colorado, Stanford University, and at the universities of California in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and Berkeley.
At these meetings we discussed research, teaching and how regional studies fit (or not) within the agendas of university education and fund-raising. Colleagues were particularly interested to learn more about ‘decolonisaton’ debates on our campus and to think through the implications of these for the future of South Asia teaching and research. Read More...