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CSAS Lecture | India's Newest Poses: The Imaginative Life of Yoga

Shameem Black, Department of Gender, Media and Cultural Studies, Australian National University
Friday, October 15, 2021
4:30-6:00 PM
Off Campus Location
Dr. Shameem Black is a literary, gender and cultural studies scholar of modern India and its diaspora who specialises in the ethics and politics of twenty-first-century culture. She teaches at the Australian National University, where she is based in Gender, Media and Cultural Studies in the School of Culture, History and Language. She is the author of Fiction Across Borders (Columbia University Press) and numerous articles on literature, gender and culture. She serves as deputy director for the ANU's South Asia Research Institute and is the cofounder of Samyama Lab, a partnership designed to integrate academic and yogic forms of authority. Her most recent work takes yoga as a lens to understand key contradictions in twenty-first-century ideas of “India” and “Indianness,” especially in the context of national soft power aspirations, expanding capitalist practices, international migrations, and political violence. This project integrates critical and creative approaches to analyse how the imaginative life of yoga sheds light on these tensions.

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Building: Off Campus Location
Location: Virtual
Event Type: Livestream / Virtual
Tags: Asia, India
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Center for South Asian Studies, International Institute, Asian Languages and Cultures