Workshop on New Approaches to STEM in South Asia

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 9:00am to 3:15pm

LGBT Center

3907 Spruce St

Philadelphia, PA 19104

Deptt of History & Sociology of Science Presents:


Workshop on New Approaches to STEM in South Asia


— Schedule —


9:00-9:30 | Breakfast


9:30-10:50 | Session I


Chair | Prof Suvir Kaul (English, UPenn)


Dr. Eram Alam (PRSS, UPenn)

Global Medical Labor and Questions of Equivalency


Prof. Lawrence Cohen (Anthropology, UC Berkeley)

Surgery and Decolonization: Reflections on the temporality of the operation in India over the 20th century.


10:50-11:00 | Coffee


11:00-12:20 | Session II


Chair | Prof Rahul Mukherjee (English and Cinema Studies, UPenn)


Dr Medha Saxena (History, Ramanujan College, University of Delhi)

Island Networks: Early Years in the Establishment of Telecommunication in the Bay of Bengal


Prof Bharat Venkat (Anthropology, University of Oregon)

Wax & Wane


12:20-1:30 | Lunch


1:30-2:50 | Session III


Chair | Prof Justin McDaniel (Religious Studies, UPenn)


Prof Banu Subramaniam (Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies, UMass Amherst)

Other Worldly Tales: Hindu Nationalism and Science in India


Prof. Amit Prasad (Sociology, University of Missouri)

Miracle or Science: Stem Cell Research and Therapy at a Clinic in Delhi


2:50-3:10 | Concluding Remarks