[VIRTUAL] Shailaja Paik | Vulgarity, Sexuality, and Humanity

[VIRTUAL] Shailaja Paik | Vulgarity, Sexuality, and Humanity

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  9 - 10:30 a.m.
   Zoom Event (Off Campus)
Shailaja Paik, Aarti Sethi

A talk by Shailaja Paik, Associate Professor of History, University of Cincinnati and the author of Dalit Women’s Education in Modern India: Double Discrimination.
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DATE: Tuesday, September 14, 2021
TIME: 9am Berkeley | 4pm London | 9pm Lahore | 9:30pm New Delhi | Calculate Your Local Time

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Speaker Bio
Shailaja Paik is Associate Professor of History, University of Cincinnati and the author of Dalit Women’s Education in Modern India: Double Discrimination (London and New York: Routledge, 2014). Paik’s current research is funded by the American Council of Learned Societies Frederick Burkhardt Fellowship, Stanford Humanities Center, and the National Endowment for the Humanities-American Institute of Indian Studies Senior Fellowship. She will be a fellow at the Stanford Humanities Center next year.

Her first book examines the nexus between caste, class, gender, and state pedagogical practices among Dalit (“Untouchable”) women in urban India. Paik’s current research is funded by the American Council of Learned Societies Frederick Burkhardt Fellowship and the National Endowment for the Humanities-American Institute of Indian Studies Senior Fellowship.

Her second book project focuses on the politics of caste, class, gender, sexuality, and popular culture in modern Maharashtra. Paik has published several articles on a variety of themes, including the politics of naming, Dalit and African American women, Dalit women’s education, and new Dalit womanhood in colonial India, in prestigious international journals. Her research has been funded by Yale University, Emory University, the Ford Foundation, Warwick University, Charles Wallace India Trust, and the Indian Council of Social Sciences and Research, among others. Her scholarship and research interests are concerned with contributing to and furthering the dialogue in human rights, anti-colonial struggles, transnational women’s history, women-of-color feminisms, and particularly on gendering caste, and subaltern history. Paik recently co-organized the “Fifth International Conference on the Unfinished Legacy of Dr. Ambedkar” at the New School, October 2019.
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The event is FREE and OPEN to the public.