2017

Tuesday Seminar
Mar
21
2017
Speaker: Yashpal Jogdand

Abstract

Social psychological research conceptualizes humiliation as an extreme and intense emotion which instigates extreme and irrational behaviors. Victims of humiliation are portrayed as lacking rational control and prone to violent,... more

HSS Occasional Seminar
Mar
17
2017
Speaker: Gilles Verniers, Supriya Sharma, Hilal Ahmed

Abstract

The HSS Department invites three commentators to discuss the results of the Uttar Pradesh elections.

Bios

Gilles Verniers is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Ashoka University. He is the co-Editor of a... more

HSS Occasional Seminar
Mar
08
2017
Speaker: Marcus Banks

Abstract

Forensic crime scene photography is a prime example of what photographic historian Elizabeth Edwards calls the "no style" style of photography. It attempts to present an objective and unmediated representation of the world,... more

Tuesday Seminar
Mar
07
2017
Speaker: Tanika Sarkar

Abstract

A girl, barely eleven years of age, died from brutal marital rape in Calcutta in 1890. There was a huge uproar when her death intensified reformist pressure for increasing the minimum age for cohabitation for women, and when the... more

Tuesday Seminar
Feb
14
2017
Speaker: Rachel Dwyer

Abstract

Since December 2014, three of the biggest hits in the hundred-year history of Indian cinema have been released, all members of the “500 crore club". These include two Hindi films,PK and Bajrangi Bhaijaan, both... more

Tuesday Seminar
Feb
07
2017
Speaker: Arpita Chatterjee

Abstract

We study the spillover effects of fluctuations in US uncertainty. Using monthly panel data from fifteen major emerging market economies (EMEs), we show that an unanticipated rise in US stock market uncertaintyhas negative effects... more

Tuesday Seminar
Jan
17
2017
Speaker: Shankar Ramaswami

Abstract

This talk will explore the lives, thought-worlds, and struggles of migrant workers working in a metal polishing export factory in the Okhla Industrial Area of Delhi. The workers of the Okhla factory, I argue, become entangled in... more

HSS Occasional Seminar
Jan
11
2017
Speaker: Kath Weston

Abstract

Water politics tends to focus on the pragmatic: supply, sanitation, contamination, scarcity, power relations that affect distribution. Rightfully so. Yet even the humble jungle babbler knows that water is for playing as well as... more

Tuesday Seminar
Jan
10
2017
Speaker: Alex Watson (Ashoka University)

Abstract

In contemporary Cognitive Science and Philosophy of Mind, 'attention' is a burgeoning field, with ever increasing amounts of empirical research and philosophical analysis being directed towards it. In this paper I make a first... more