Retired Associate Director for Academics at the Center for East Asian Studies, University of Pennsylvania. Trained as a historian of Japanese art, I currently teach East Asian cultural history and remain active in the UPENN and Philadelphia communities.
I am a historian of the British Empire. My work focuses on the British encounter and engagement with the wider world in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, situating the history of empire in its global and maritime contexts. I am interested in the relationships, interactions and patterns of exchange created by the British Empire, and in assessing the impact of these experiences on both British and colonial societies. Before joining the University of Southampton, I was Curator of Imperial and Maritime History at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich. During my time at the museum, I worked on the development and delivery of two gallery projects, focusing on Atlantic and Indian Ocean history respectively. I continue to be interested in the role of material culture and museums in representing the history of empire.
Sarena Abdullah, Ph.D is the current Deputy Dean (Research, Networking and Linkages) at the School of the Arts, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) and a Research Fellow at Centre for Policy Research and International Studies (CENPRIS) USM. She recently was awarded the London, Asia Research Award, by Paul-Mellon Centre, London and Asian Art Archive, Hong Kong. She was one of the Field Leader for “Ambitious Alignments: New Histories of Southeast Asian Art,” a research project led by the Power Institute, The University of Sydney and funded by the Getty Foundation in 2015. She was also the recipient of the 2016 and 2017 CAA-Getty Travel Grant as part of the CAA-Getty International and Reunion Program. Her book on Malaysian art entitled, “Malaysian Art Since The 1990s: Postmodern Situation,” forthcoming will be published by Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka.
“Race” offers a compelling study of ideas related to race throughout history. Its breadth of coverage, both geographically and temporally, provides readers with an expansive, global understanding of the term from the classical period onwards: Intersections of Race and Gender // Race and Social Theory Identity // Ethnicity, and Immigration // Whiteness // Legislative and Judicial Markings of Difference // Race in South Africa, Israel, East Asia, Asian America // Blackness in a Global Context // Race in the History of Science // Critical Race Theory
This is a review of a collection of essays that emerged from a “Life Histories” project organized by the South Asia Centre at the School of Oriental and African Studies in 2000.
I am an Italian of Indian origin, born in Rome in 1978. My field of research is the history of early modern Christianity in Asia, and in particularly in South India.
Kavita Daiya is Associate Professor of English and Affiliated Faculty in the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program and The Global Women’s Institute at George Washington University. In AY 2015-2016, she held the NEH endowed Chair in the Humanities at Albright College, focusing on Global Migration and Asia. She was Mellon Regional Faculty Fellow at the Penn Humanities Forum at the University of Pennsylvania (2014-2015). She serves as Associate Editor of the MLA-Allied Association journal “South Asian Review.” She has also been a Research Fellow at the Globalization Project at the University of Chicago.Daiya’s research and teaching expertise spans postcolonial literature and cinema, gender studies, globalization, peace and conflict studies, and ethnic American studies. Her current book focuses on ethnic migrations, citizenship, and gender in South Asia and the United States. She has written numerous articles on the 1947 Partition, South Asian literature and culture, South African Literature, gender studies, and transnational cinema, and her first book was published in the US and India: Violent Belongings: Partition, Gender and National Culture in Colonial India (Philadelphia: Temple UP,  2011; New Delhi: Yoda Press, 2013).
Daiya directs a Digital Humanities Histories of Violence and Migration initiative http://www.1947Partition.org. She has co-edited a special issue “Imagining South Asia” of the “South Asian Review,” and has been invited to present her work at the US State Department, University of Chicago, Amherst College, University of Maryland, University of Pennsylvania, Brandeis University, Georgetown University, and the University of Michigan, among others. Her research has been generously supported by fellowships from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Chicago, and George Washington University’s Global Women’s Institute and Sigur Center for Asian Studies. She serves as a member of the Board of Directors of The 1947 Partition Archive (www.1947PartitionArchive.org). In 2013, she co-founded the Philadelphia South Asian American Association.
Cultural Studies. Poetry. South Asia
Theory, comparative literature, south asia
Migration Studies, African American Studies, South Asian Studies, Postcolonial Studies