Past Events

Established in 1971

The South Asian Studies Association (SASA) and its journal South Asia were both formally established in 1971. They were the outcomes of the growth in teaching and research on South Asia that had developed over the previous 15 years.

  • July 5, 2022
    SASAA Keynote at ASAA Conference – Prof. Farah Ahmed (University of Melbourne): Secularism as Fraternity

  • December 2, 2021
    SASAA Seminar Series – Ashish Singh (National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow): Patterns of change & continuity of authority & accountability formats throughout the main stages of state-building in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.

  • November 11, 2021
     SASAA-MSASG-AII 2021 State-wide PhD conference: Emerging themes in South Asian Studies: Confluences and Contradictions. Location: Australia India Institute + Online

  • November 4, 2021
    SASAA Seminar Series – Tanvir Uddin (University of Sydney): Legitimising labels: Can Islamic microfinance be promoted for development as an ethical microfinance model in Bangladesh & Indonesia?

  • September 15, 2021
    SASAA – MAI Event – Jaideep Hardikar (National Centre for South Asian Studies, Monash University) and Marika Vicziany (MAI/SOPHIS, Faculty of Arts, Monash University): COVID-19 in India: Part II -The Villages

  • August 31, 2021
    SASAA-MAI Event – Gidi Ifergan (SOPHIS/MAI, Faculty of Arts, Monash University): The Psychology of the Yogas.

  • August 19, 2021
    SASAA – MSASG Event – Supriya Singh (Hon. Prof. Graduate School of Business and Law, RMIT): Domestic Economic Abuse: The Violence of Money

  • August 4, 2021
    SASAA in collaboration with MAI (Monash Asia Institute) – D. Parthasarathy (IITB-Monash Research Academy, Mumbai) and Marika Vicziany (MAI): COVID 19 in India.

  • July 28, 2021
    SASAA in collaboration with MSASG (Melbourne South Asia Studies Group) – Shazra Abbas (Melbourne School of Population and Global Health): Understanding factors influencing health outcomes of drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR- TB) patients attending a dedicated healthcare model in Pakistan.

  • July 2, 2021
    Kanchana Dodan Godage (Open University of Sri Lanka) and Catherine West (Deakin University): Populism in action: stories from the pandemic in Sri Lanka

  • June 4, 2021
    Matt Barlow (University of Adelaide): Infrastructures of disposability: encountering waste-to-energy in urban South India

  • May 7, 2021
    Siddharth Narrain (University of New South Wales): Law, Combustible Publics, and Incitement to Violence in Colonial India

  • April 16, 2021
    Stuti Bhatnagar (University of New South Wales): India’s Pakistan Policy: How Think Tanks are shaping Foreign Relations

  • March 2, 2021
    Nazia Hussain (University of Adelaide): Illicit Dance Performances in Transgressive Territories: Mujra in the Pakistani B-circuit Cinema

  • February 5, 2021
    Jasvir Kaur Nachatar Singh and Sabrina Gupta (LaTrobe University): Employability of South Asian international students and graduates in Australia during COVID-19

  • November 13, 2020
    Keshab Giri (University of Sydney): Experiences of Female Ex-Combatants in the Maoist Insurgency in Nepal: Endless Battles and Resistance

  • September 4, 2020
    Annabel Dulhunty (University of New South Wales): Caste, Class and Women’s Empowerment: Intersections of Power in West Bengal’s Microcredit Programs

  • August 7, 2020
    Shafi Mostafa (University of New England): Islamist Militancy in Bangladesh: A Pyramid Root Cause Model

  • July 3, 2020
    Monika Barthwal-Datta (University of New South Wales): Decolonising Emancipation: Lessons for Critical Security Studies from South Asia’