The On-going Struggle Over India’s 2019 Citizenship Amendment Act

In Retrospect: Georgetown and its History of Slavery

November 30, 2019

  Melisande Short Colomb (Meli) talking about the sale of 272 slaves by Georgetown in 1838.   2019...

“So what?”: A Conversation with Dr. Zahra Babar

“So what?”: A Conversation with Dr. Zahra Babar

November 13, 2019

“So what” is really the essence of Dr. Babar’s experience... It was about the push that she and many women in the field of social work had to make. It was about contributing with the skills and ideas that she had while also being unapologetic about her presence in male spaces. There was no compromise.

Postcolonial Citizenship and Its Discontents

Postcolonial Citizenship and Its Discontents

November 13, 2019

‘nation’ is meant to have a homogeneous identity, but the meaning of homogeneity changes over time. The conflict in India went from one of religion (which led to the creation of a separate Muslim state, Pakistan) to one of ethnicity

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How to Speak for Islam amidst the Hostility of American Politics

When I Met My Future Self

February 19, 2020

She sat across from her future self and tried to maintain eye contact but was in so much awe that it...

Emily Dickinson and Loneliness

Emily Dickinson and Loneliness

February 19, 2020

Emily Dickinson died 134 years ago, having lived out her last years in complete solitude. She had asked...

Too Desi or Not Desi Enough?

Too Desi or Not Desi Enough?

February 19, 2020

The first time I heard the term “third-culture kid” I was in a high school Literature class and I...

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