IGL Student Group Speaker Series on Migration: the Indian Sub-Continent

Date & Time March 28, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Barnum 104

As part of the IGL Student Group Speaker Series on Migration, this lecture will focus on the long shadow cast by the 1947 partition of India, and the creation of Pakistan, on migration in the South Asian subcontinent.

Ayesha Jalal Mary Richardson Professor of History South Asia, the Muslim World and Director of Center for South Asian and Indian Ocean Studies

Ayesha Jalal joined Tufts University as a tenured full professor in the fall of 1999. Since 2003, she has held a joint appointment at the History Department and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and is currently the holder of the Mary Richardson chair. After double majoring in history and political science from Wellesley College in 1978, she went to the United Kingdom where she received her doctorate in history from the University of Cambridge in 1983. She was a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge (1980-84), Leverhulme Fellow at the Centre of South Asian Studies, Cambridge (1984-87), Fellow of the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars in Washington, DC (1985-86) and Academy Scholar at the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies (1988-90). Between 1998-2003, she was a MacArthur Fellow. She also taught at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Tufts University, Columbia University, and Harvard University.