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Asia Research Brief #36: The (Un)Making of the Working Class in Karachi (Pakistan), 1980s–2010s

12-08-2020

In this latest Asia Research Brief, Ayyaz Mallick (Environmental Studies) summarizes his dissertation which aimed to understand the decline of Karachi, Pakistan’s vibrant labour movement and the proliferation of exclusivist...

2020 Graduate Award Recipient: Yasir Hameed awarded the Nirvan Bhavan Graduate Fellowship

30-07-2020

YCAR offers or adjudicates nine awards to graduate students at York University on an annual basis. In 2020, 21 students received over $40,000 in support of their research, fieldwork and...

"F se Feminism," Deepa Venkatesan's (Communication & Culture) new interactive documentary

23-07-2020

3 stories. 6 women. An interactive documentary film portraying what lived experiences of feminism in India look like. Virtually immerse in their art, stories and experiences on 30 July 2020....

Congratulations YCAR Research Associate D. Mitra Barua!

21-07-2020

YCAR Research Associate D. Mitra Barua is a 2020–21 Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Fellow in Buddhist Studies, administered by the American Council of Learned Societies. Congratulations Mitra! He...

Faculty Associates awarded SSHRC funding for projects ranging from fictions of finance to Buddhist identity

20-07-2020

Congratulations to the YCAR Faculty Associates who received funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) as part of the Fall 2019 Insight competition.  Russell Belk...

Welcome to our new YCAR Associate Director/GDAS Coordinator

17-07-2020

We are pleased to announce that Jean Michel Montsion (Multidisciplinary Studies) accepted the role of YCAR Associate Director and began his term on 1 July 2020. He will also serve...

Summer 2020 message from YCAR Director Abidin Kusno

16-07-2020

Summer is here and it is an unusual one for many of us who have been accustomed to doing fieldwork during this season. It is a big challenge for most...

Asia Research Brief #35 | Understanding trends in authoritarian populism by examining the crackdown on the Cambodian free press

02-07-2020

In this latest Asia Research Brief, York Alumni and YCAR External Associates Laura Schoenberger (Banting Fellow, University of Ottawa) and Vanessa Lamb (Geography, University of Melbourne), along with co-writer Alice...

Congratulations to Graduate Associate Rajat Nayyar (Theatre & Performance Studies), who is one of four York recipients of the prestigious Vanier Scholarship

29-06-2020

Rajat Nayyar's (Theatre & Performance Studies) proposed dissertation is titled “Women’s Vocality, Radical Sociality: Re-Imagining Power, Folklore & Audiovisual Ethnography in Rural North India,” and looks at North India from the...

YCAR Collaboration Fellowship awardees to focus on the impact of COVID-19 on Punjabi migration

25-06-2020

We are pleased to announce Tania Das Gupta (Equity Studies) as the 2020 recipient of the YCAR Research Collaboration Fellowship. Das Gupta and Sugandha Nagpal (O.P. Jindal Global University) received...