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Fellowship Recipients

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Maarya Abbasi

My name is Maarya. In Arabic, this translates to “purity: bright whiteness.” Language is one of the many tools in our ever-expanding toolkit that is used to couch our most subconscious beliefs.

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Anubha Anushree

Eighteenth century India is usually depicted as the period of transition. The steady dismantling of Mughal Empire and the increasing territorial ascendency of the British is the dominant spectrum within which much of the eighteenth century India is written.

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Jenna Forsyth

With the support of the Center for South Asia Graduate Student Research Fellowship, I was able to spend two months conducting my doctoral research related to lead exposures in rural Bangladesh.


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Byron Gray

As a recipient of a CSA Fellowship for the summer of 2015, I was able to undertake a month of preliminary fieldwork related to my doctoral dissertation in the department of Anthropology. 

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Jessica Hernandez

Through the Stanford Center for South Asia (CSA) and Stanford Global Studies (SGS), I spent all of last summer as an intern for the Development Support Team (DST) and the Forbes Marshall Company in Pune, India.  I lived in Koregaon Park, a rather small neighborhood in Pune, in a Forbes Marshall guesthouse with two other Stanford interns. 

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Kellen Hoxworth

My dissertation traces the global circulations of blackface minstrelsy in the nineteenth century, taking the Indian Ocean littoral as a principal site. In support of this project, I am constructing an archive of theatre reviews, theatrical programmes and playbills, and other miscellanea published in nineteenth-century South African and Indian newspapers. 

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Anjan Katta

In my time at Stanford, studying a mix of BioEngineering & Electrical Engineering, I put those two interests together by designing and building from a blank slate a low cost, yet high fidelity 3D Bioprinter. A 3D Bioprinter is a 3 axis computer controlled machine that allows one to ‘print’ physiologically, chemically, and micro-geometrically complex three dimensional biological objects. 

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Laura Kong

After living in Bangladesh over the past two years to study childhood exposure to environmental contamination, this summer I returned on a Center for South Asia Summer Research Fellowship to pursue a new line of work: toilet engineering.

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Jenna Swarthout

The generous support of the Center for South Asia Graduate Student Research Fellowship allowed me to spend my summer in Dhaka, Bangladesh.  

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Dafna Szafer

Thanks to the support of the Center for South Asia, I was able to travel to Ahmedabad this summer and spend three months working at ReMaterials. ReMaterials is a social venture whose aim is to deliver superior roofing to homes in slums and villages across India, replacing corrugated metal roofs with a cheaper, safer alternative.