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Multisite Ethnography: Hyderabadi Identities Reconfigured

Lecture by Karen Leonard, University of California, Irvine

Thursday, October 25, 2007
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
352 Haines Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095

This talk explores what happened to the older Indo-Muslim Hyderabadi identity when its bearers moved to Pakistan, the UK, Australia, Canada, the US, Kuwait, and the UAE; it looks carefully at state laws and policies and at the Hyderabadi migrants' economic, political, linguistic, and religious interactions with fellow citizens in the new sites.

Karen Leonard is Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Irvine. Her research interests are interdisciplinary and comparative, ranging from the socio-economic history and anthropology of South Asia to Asian American Studies. Prof. Leonard's publications include Locating Home: India's Hyderabadis Abroad (2007), Muslims in the United States: The State of Research (2003), The South Asian Americans (1997), Social History of an Indian Caste: the Kayasths of Hyderabad (1978; 2nd ed. 1993), and Making Ethnic Choices: California's Punjabi-Mexican-Americans (1992).

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Sponsor(s): Center for Near Eastern Studies, Center for India and South Asia, Anthropology

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