Past Event

Climate Crisis in South Asia: Imagining Other Ways

October 14, 2022
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Schermerhorn Hall, 1198 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY 10027 501

This symposium addresses the possible roles of the humanities and qualitative social sciences in thinking about the relationships between development and climate change, focusing on South Asia and its vulnerabilities.  How can the stories we tell and teach as scholars participate in public discourse and effective political action? 


2:00pm - 2:15pm:  Welcome and Opening Remarks: Katherine Pratt Ewing

2:15pm - 3:00pm: Nayanika Mathur, "Crooked Cats: Beastly Tales from the Indian Himalaya"

3:00pm - 3:45pm: Thangam Ravindranathan, "Superstitious Reading"

4:00pm - 4:45 pm: Nusrat Chowdhury, "Bridging Bangladesh: Populist Projects and the Dreamwork of Development"

4:45pm - 5:30pm: Commentary and discussion:  Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak and Rosalind C. Morris

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Organized by Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak and Katherine Pratt Ewing

Co-sponsored by the Climate School, Department of Anthropology, Institute for Comparative Literature and Society, and the Society of Fellows and the Heyman Center for the Humanities.

Contact Information

Katherine Ewing