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Alka Kurian publishes "Solidarity Through Dissidence: Violence and Community in Indian Cinema”

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IAS faculty member Alka Kurian published a chapter, "Solidarity Through Dissidence: Violence and Community in Indian Cinema,” in Dissident Friendships: Imperialism, Feminism and Transnational Solidarity, edited by Elora Chowdhury and L. Philipose (University of Illinois Press, 2016). Kurian’s chapter examines cinematic portrayal of dissident friendships, in particular among women, located across differences of class, caste, faith, and ideological positions, expressed particularly during moments of extreme crisis. Kurian investigates ...

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Alka Kurian Presents at the South Asia Conference of the Pacific Northwest

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IAS faculty member Alka Kurian presented "Transnational Strategies of Resistance" at the South Asia Conference of the Pacific Northwest (SACPAN) in Portland, Oregon. This paper discussed women's participation in the decade-long Maoist insurgency in Nepal (1996-2006) with the view to examining the potential emancipatory possibilities it held for them.

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Alka Kurian Co-directs the 10th Seattle South Asian Film Festival

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IAS faculty member Alka Kurian co-directed the 10th Seattle South Asian Film Festival (SSAFF) October 15 - 25, 2015. Held over five cities in the Greater Seattle area, with nearly 60 films, and 25 invited filmmakers, SSAFF is the biggest and the most diverse film festival of its kind in the US. 

As part of the festival ...

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Alka Kurian Gives Talks Across the Continent in Spring 2015

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This Spring Quarter, Alka Kurian gave four talks at different universities across the continent.  On March 7, 2015, she spoke on "Rape as Punishment" at the South Asia Conference of the Pacific Northwest, University of British Columbia, Vancouver.

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Alka Kurian Talks with Dr. Nitasha Kaul on U-Wave Radio Station

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IAS faculty member Alka Kurian hosted writer, scholar, and human rights activist Dr. Nitasha Kaul on the February 24, 2015 edition of her "Voices from the Margins: Conversations with non-mainstream writers and filmmakers" program at the U-Wave radio station.

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