Confirmed Participants Announced – Sikholars Graduate Student Conference

bgurdas.jpgMonths ago we announced the first Sikh graduate student conference – SIKHOLARS, being hosted by the Jakara Movement and Sikh Spirit Foundation.

Today, the confirmed participants have been announced:

  • Ajeet Singh Matharu, Columbia University, History, N/A
  • Arvinder Singh Kang and Amanpreet Singh Brar, University of Mississippi, Computer Science, Extending Gurmukhi Script into Twenty-first Century & Beyond
  • Bandana Kaur, Yale University, Environmental Management, Reclaiming Natural Histories: Biodiversity and Landscape in Pre-Green Revolution Punjab
  • Erik Resly, Harvard Divinity School, Divinity, (Re)figuring the Sikh: Theodicy, Discipleship and Narrative in Ethical Perspective
  • Harjant Gill, American University, Anthroplogy, From Putt Jattan De to Munde UK De: The Transformation of Masculinities in Punjabi Cinema
  • Iqbal Kaur Gill, University of British Columbia, Counseling Psychology, First Generation Canadian Punjabi Sikh Parents Beliefs about Adolescent Suicide and Suicide Related Behaviours
  • Kamal Arora, York University, Social Anthropology, The Politics of Pain: Gender, Mourning and the Punjab Crisis
  • Mandeep Kaur, University of Texas (Austin), Nursing, The Sikh Patient: A Review of the Nursing Literature
  • Mette Bach, University of British Columbia, Creative Writing, The Changing Faces of Suburbia
  • Preet Kaur Virdi, York University, Socio-Legal Studies, Silence: Resistance or Acquiescence? Sikh womens perspectives on Canadian law

A thorougly diverse and intriguing display of scholars. We eagerly await for the conference. We hope others can attend February 20, 2010 at Stanford University.

For more information and to read the abstracts, see here.


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12 Responses to “Confirmed Participants Announced – Sikholars Graduate Student Conference”

  1. Randep says:

    This seems to be mimicking the Sikh Students Conference [ <a href="http://www.sikhstudents.org” target=”_blank”>www.sikhstudents.org ] and the Sikh Studies Conference After 84, both of which were hosted at UC Berkeley. There, the leading scholars were professors of Sikh Studies. They seem to have influenced Jakara, and I am glad to see that. If genuine organizations and projects continue to influence these youth organizations [i.e. Jakara, The Langar Hall], then that will be for the better. I think we can all agree about that.

  2. Randep says:

    This seems to be mimicking the Sikh Students Conference [ http://www.sikhstudents.org ] and the Sikh Studies Conference After 84, both of which were hosted at UC Berkeley. There, the leading scholars were professors of Sikh Studies. They seem to have influenced Jakara, and I am glad to see that. If genuine organizations and projects continue to influence these youth organizations [i.e. Jakara, The Langar Hall], then that will be for the better. I think we can all agree about that.

  3. rimmykay says:

    awww. what a nice comment randy. :)

  4. rimmykay says:

    awww. what a nice comment randy. :)

  5. Mewa says:

    Sure Randy, if it makes you feel better.

  6. Mewa says:

    Sure Randy, if it makes you feel better.

  7. harinder says:

    Randeepji thanx.
    Any Sikh org into Quantum theory and string theory

  8. harinder says:

    Randeepji thanx.
    Any Sikh org into Quantum theory and string theory

  9. Bhai says:

    Harinder you are funny

  10. Bhai says:

    Harinder you are funny

  11. Neha says:

    I am very excited about this grad conference. It is going to be very interesting to see how different researchers have used their field to provide some insight into Sikh topics. I enjoy research and believe this grad conference is unique because it is bringing various disciplines to the subject matter.

  12. Neha says:

    I am very excited about this grad conference. It is going to be very interesting to see how different researchers have used their field to provide some insight into Sikh topics. I enjoy research and believe this grad conference is unique because it is bringing various disciplines to the subject matter.