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We offer training in 14 languages, and undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the histories, religions, cultures and textual traditions of a third of the world’s population. Our faculty specializes in all periods from the classical to the modern, in the fields of literature, history, and religious studies, and conducts research in India, Pakistan, Tibet, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Vietnam, and the Philippines.

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Recent News

Congratulations to Joi Barrios-LeBlanc!

We are thrilled to announce that Joi Barrios-LeBlanc has been duly recognized with the “Extraordinary Teaching in Extraordinary Times” award. The Awards Committee received more than 500 nominations. This is a tribute to the spirit of this campus, to be sure. But most of all,…

Sohini Sarah Pillai’s co-edited volume coming May 1, 2021

Graduate student Sohini Sarah Pillai’s co-edited volume, Many Mahabharatas, will be appearing with SUNY Press on May 1, 2021.

Excellence in Management Award

Manager Jan Johnson has just been awarded the campus-wide Excellence in Management Award, in recognition of her superior accomplishments in this year’s category of “Leading in Difficult Times.” Jan is being recognized for “showing resilience, adaptiveness, active and intentional engagement around diversity, inclusion, and belonging” as well…

Completed PhDs

Kat Gutierrez
2020
The Region of Imperial Strategy: Regino Garcia, Sebastián Vidal, Mary Clemens and the Consolidation International Botany in the Philippines, 1858-1936

Yusmarni Djalius
2019
Minangkabau Intellectuals and Radical Nationalism in British Malaya

Rebecca Whitington
2019
Tug-of-ear: The Play of Dialect in Modern Bengali and Tamil Literature

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