Yale Postdoctoral Trainees

Unlocking Digital Public Infrastructure for Global Growth & Inclusion

Digital public infrastructure is quietly transforming the world, accelerating economic development and transforming economies. Can it also include the excluded, who face challenges in digital access? And is India’s transformative model of digital inclusion possible for low-income countries globally? Join us for a conversation about the promise and challenges in scaling digital public infrastructure, featuring Dr. Pramod Varma, a pioneer of digital public infrastructure in India and beyond.

From New Spain to Mughal India: Rethinking Early Modern Animal Studies with a Turkey, ca. 1612

We now stand face to face with the Sixth Extinction, the most devastating mass extinction event in the past sixty-six million years. How might art history, which has conventionally taken works produced by the human species as its archive and locus of analysis, respond to this crisis? Might a renewed attention to human-animal relations alter art history’s speciesist bias? And what might such an art history look like? Taking a ca.

The Road Ahead: Iberian Soundscapes

This 2-day convening aims to explore the ongoing impact of Iberian histories in South Asia in shaping identities, social distinction, histories of merchant and commercial capitalism. We bring to the longue duree inquiry of Luso-Hispanic globality (15th century and beyond), a unique focus on histories of music and performance in South Asia and the Americas, particularly Brazil.

PRFDHR Seminar: Foodways and Placemaking Among Muslim South Asian Women in the US, Professor Farha Ternikar

This talk by Professor Farha Ternikar explores the significance of foodways for Muslim Indian immigrant women in the United States. As an Indian Muslim researcher, mindful of her insider-outsider status, she uses participant observation with Muslim South Asian American women in Tampa to do this research together in the community. Immigration continues to be a debated issue across the US, but especially in states like Florida, where food can be used to understand how Muslim South Asian women navigate community and identity.

Aarti Sethi; Agrarian Studies Colloquium

Aarti Sethi (UC Berkeley) is a socio-cultural anthropologist with primary interests in agrarian anthropology, political-economy and the study of South Asia.My research interests broadly focus on the transformation of rural life-worlds and agrarian capitalism. Her current manuscript, Cotton Fever in Central India, examines cash-crop economies to understand how monetary debt undertaken for transgenic cotton-cultivation transforms intimate, social and productive relations in rural society.

Anthony Acciavatti: Agrarian Studies Colloquium

Anthony Acciavatti works at the intersection of architecture, landscape, and the history of science and technology. He is interested in experimental forms of scholarship, pedagogy, and design afforded by humanistic inquiry. He is the author of Ganges Water Machine: Designing New India’s Ancient River (Applied Research & Design, 2015), which is the first comprehensive mapping and environmental history of the Ganges River Basin in over half a century.

The Difficult Politics of Peace: Rivalry in Modern South Asia

International Security Studies co-sponsors a conversation with Christopher Clary on the rivalry between India and Pakistan from 1947 to today. Clary’s book, “The Difficult Politics of Peace: Rivalry in Modern South Asia,” provides a systematic examination of war-making and peace-building in South Asia, ultimately explaining the two countries’ enduring rivalry through domestic politics that overshadow strategic interests.

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