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ANHS Webinar 01
Research and Scholarship in the Himalaya: Emerging Challenges and Opportunities

This ANHS Webinar brings together leading scholars of the Himalaya to discuss critical research agendas and scholarship objectives in the face of growing state suppression and intolerant ideologies across Asia. As new constraints impose challenges to academic work throughout the region, we ask what kinds of opportunities can be envisioned and pursued through international collaboration and the strengthening of knowledge communities. Key themes and questions that frame the event include: what are the implications of the growing suppression of academic freedoms across Asia?; how should Himalayan scholars navigate this new scenario?; what can professional organizations such as ANHS do to build bridges and advance research and scholarship in the region?

Following a brief introduction by the organizers, this webinar will comprise 5-minute statements by the invited panelists followed by a 30-minute moderated panel discussion before an additional 30 minutes of Q&A with the audience via Zoom.

Feb 26, 2021 10:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

The Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies (ANHS) is the oldest academic organization in the United States devoted to the study of Nepal and the Himalayas. For more details, visit http://anhs-himalaya.org
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Emily Yeh
Professor @University of Colorado Boulder
Emily T. Yeh is Professor and Department Chair of Geography at the University of Colorado Boulder, USA. https://www.colorado.edu/geography/emily-yeh-0
Sara Shneiderman
Associate Professor @The University of British Columbia
Sara Shneiderman is Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology and the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs/Institute of Asian Research at the University of British Columbia https://anth.ubc.ca/profile/sara-shneiderman/
Mabel D Gergan
Assistant Professor @Vanderbilt University
Mabel Denzin Gergan is a geographer by training, and her research focuses on postcolonial environmentalism, Tribal/Indigenous theorization, anti-colonial politics, and race and ethnicity in South Asia. So far, she has focused on the Indian Himalayan borderlands and the relationship between frontier territories and 'mainland' India, characterized on the one hand, by state-led development interventions in the region and on the other, through the movement of racialized bodies from the borderland to India's urban heartland. https://as.vanderbilt.edu/asianstudies/people/gergan.php