2014 Critical Approaches to South Asian Studies Workshop (CASAS) 

30-31 January 2014 | Harry Crowe Room | 109 Atkinson Building | Keele Campus | York University 

Building on the success of the inaugural workshop in 2013, the 2014 Critical Approaches to South Asian Studies Workshop (CASAS) will once again bring together scholars focusing on South Asia and South Asian diaspora for an intimate exchange on research ideas and works in progress.  This year will feature five thematically organized panels, two roundtables and a keynote address by Saadia Toor.

Borders and Nationalisms
Categories of Difference: Discrimination and Political Subjectivities
Researching Political Struggles in South Asia 

Critiques of the Postcolonial
Undergraduate Research panel

Religiosity and Spirituality in the Academy
Area Studies and the Native Informant


Saadia Toor, Associate Professor of Sociology at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York. Toor has written extensively on issues of gender/sexuality, nationalism, neoliberal globalization and the War on Terror. Her book State of Islam: Culture and Cold War Politics in Pakistan was published by Pluto Press in 2011.


This event is organized by the South Asia Research Group at the York Centre for Asian Research. It is sponsored by Social and Political Thought and South Asian Studies programmes, the departments of Anthropology, Humanities and Political Science, and the Faculties of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, Faculty of Graduate Studies, the Graduate Student Association as well as YCAR. 

RSVP by email before 25 January 2014.