University of Sydney South Asia (USSA) Research Network

Call for Expressions of Interest

The establishment of a University-wide South Asia Research Network as a way of bringing to together those colleagues across different faculties working in different disciplines but with a shared interest in the South Asian region (India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan and the Maldives).

It is hoped that this network will provide a means of promoting the study of South Asia across the university by providing a forum for collaborative research activity within the university, a forum to host lectures by visiting scholars, South Asian business, political and industry and community leaders and ongoing lecture series, postgraduate supervision and online activities and resources by way of a specially dedicated web presence.

Expressions of interest should be emailed directly to:
Dr Andrew McGarrity: andrew dot mcgarrity at usyd dot edu dot au
Dr Alex Broom: a dot broom at usyd dot edu dot au
Prof. Gail Pearson: g dot pearson at econ dot usyd dot edu dot au

It is anticipated that a preliminary research workshop in which scholars could introduce their research could take place as early as the student vacation at the end of this semester’s teaching ahead of the examination period. This network is also being established ahead of the University-wide move toward Area Studies which is currently in the consultation stage.

It is anticipated that the USSA research network will provide a means of setting in place a university-wide body of South Asia scholars which can then be smoothly slotted in to whatever administrative form any eventual wider University Area Studies model might take. We welcome expressions of interest from scholars in your faculty whose work, teaching or research is either directly or indirectly related to the South Asian region, who might wish to be involved in the USSA research network.

This will also allow for a greater picture to emerge of South Asia related work that is already being done across the university.

Dr Andrew McGarrity, Lecturer, South Asian and Indo-Tibetan Studies,
Indian Sub-continental Studies, School of Languages and Cultures, Faculty of Arts
Dr Alex Broom, Senior Lecturer, Discipline of Behavioural and Social Sciences in Health,
Faculty of Health Sciences
Prof. Gail Pearson, Chair of Discipline, Discipline of Business Law,
Faculty of Economics and Business

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