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Mimetic Entanglements: Towards a Historical Anthropology of Lao-Vietnamese Borderlands

FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1009 301 Pittsboro St., Chapel Hill, NC, United States

The rugged Lao-Vietnamese borderlands have long been a zone of refuge and encounter, of conflict and exchange. This is particularly true for the early years of French colonial expansion, when local powerbrokers from diverse ethnic groups assessed, negotiated or resisted … Read more

Temple Tracks: Labour, Mobility, Piety

FedEx Global Education Center, Room 3009

  Dr. Vineeta is Professor of Sociology and Head of the South Asia Program at the National University of Singapore.

Vicissitudes of Care: Humanitarian-Military Entanglements in Occupied Kashmir

Alumni Building, Room 308

Saiba Varma’s research focuses on health and medicine, as well as politics, inequalities, and violence and has conducted long-term ethnographic fieldwork in psychiatric and military settings. Her work  examines the global military-humanitarian complex from the prism of South Asia, specifically … Read more

Desi (Basket)Ballers: Asian American Studies and The Politics of Difference

FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1009 301 Pittsboro St., Chapel Hill, NC, United States

The talk explores the relationship between race, masculinity, and class as South Asian American men play through their identities through South Asian American-only, Asian American-only, and multi-racial sporting circuits. This talk comes from Dr. Thangaraj’s book Desi Hoop Dreams: Pickup … Read more

The Carolina Asia Center supports diverse Asia-related events. However, CAC co-sponsorship of any talk, seminar, documentary screening, film screening, performance or celebration does not constitute endorsement of or agreement with the views presented therein. As an academic institution, we value diverse perspectives that promote dialogue and understanding.