SARC Research Students

There are over 20 Wolfson research students working on South Asia, as well as a large number of students from South Asia at Wolfson who contribute to larger conversations on their home regions.

Below is a sample of their interests and work.

Nayan Bedia is a D Phil candidate in Oriental Studies exploring early modern religious practice in India.

Sohail Choudhry, currently a third year DPhil student at the Institute of Social Policy, researches the dynamics of poverty, social exclusion and shame amongst the vulnerable groups in Pakistan. This is part of a bigger 'poverty and shame project' led by Prof. Robert Walker of the Institute of Social Policy.

Prof Walker's project is currently undertaking similar research in seven countries, which include the UK, Pakistan, India, China, Norway, Korea and Uganda. Its intended outcome is to suggest how best to design and deliver poverty reduction policies that enhance human dignity and agency.

Megan Robb's work focuses on the intersection of media and authority among Muslims in South Asia. Her current project looks at print media in the decades leading up to Independence in 1947 to determine whether engagement with media was a necessary aspect of authority for religious leaders during that period.

Umar Salam's research interest is in the political economy of higher education and science policy, with a particular interest in South Asia. Specifically, he has been researching the knowledge economy as a development discourse through detailed case studies of those institutions that have been especially prominent in its promotion, such as the World Bank and the OECD. From a theoretical perspective, he is interested in commodification, the politics of markets and governmentality.

Stephanie Yorke studies representations of disability in the Indian novel in English for her DPhil. Her work deals with the legacy of attitudes toward disability as they are represented in contemporary writing.

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Events

The latest from Wolfson College

11 November 2019
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy delivers Annual Sarfraz Pakistan Lecture

Pakistan, a deeply patriarchal society is rapidly changing and women are at the forefront.

Alan Bowman Portrait
7 November 2019
Professor Alan Bowman delivers the Ronald Syme Lecture

Alexandria was for many centuries, the largest and most important city in the eastern Mediterranean.

4 November 2019
The Wild East

At the start of October, Harriss-White together with Lucia Michelutti published the collection "The Wild East".

Our upcoming events

Lectures and Seminars
13 - 13
Nov Nov
Workshop: Adam Smith as Jurist
Wednesday 13 November - 9:25am to 4:30pm

This workshop explores the themes raised in Prof Iain McLean's lecture of 12 November: Adam Smith as Jurist.

Art Exhibition
13 - 13
Nov Nov
Guided Tour to "Last Supper in Pompeii" Exhibition at the Ashmolean Mu...
Wednesday 13 November - 10:00am to 11:00am

Dr Paul Roberts, GB Fellow, Sackler Keeper of Antiquities at the Ashmolean Museum, and curator of the current special exhibition "Last Supper in Pompeii" offers two guided tours to the exhibition to AWRC Members. One on 18 Oct at 3:30 pm and the second on 13 Nov at 10 am.

Restricted to Cluster Members, max. 15 people.

Meeting Point: at the entrance to the exhibition (3rd floor Ashmolean Museum) 15-10 minutes before stated starting time.

Lectures and Seminars
13 - 13
Nov Nov
The Salvator Mundi, Attributed to Leonardo da Vinci
Wednesday 13 November - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

You are most welcome to a discussion of the 'Salvator Mundi' that is attributed to Leonardo da Vinci

By Matthew Landrus (Wolfson College
and Faculty of History, University of Oxford)

At 5.30pm on Wednesday 13 November 2019

Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Wolfson College, Linton Road OX2 6UD

Admission Free
Wolfson College Arts Society