Every year, the Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute, Harvard University supports Graduate Student Associates (GSAs) from across the different schools at Harvard who conduct research focused on South Asia. This program aims to support graduate and Ph.D. students at Harvard. The program is centered on the interdisciplinary exchange of ideas.
Activities for the Year
- GSAs participate in monthly working group meetings organized by the Mittal Institute in which they present their research to one another in rotation and receive feedback from the group. Faculty and Research Fellows can be invited upon request
- Present at the Mittal Institute’s Faculty Cabinet meeting as feasible and receive feedback from the group
- Present their research as part of a Graduate Student Panel at the Mittal Institute Symposium in May at least once during their tenure as a GSA
The Mittal Institute provides:
- Floating desk access and access to printers and other office amenities (which may include computer monitor, keyboard, and mouse, as available) at the LMSAI office upon request.
- Financial support for research activities and workshops with application and approval
- Opportunity to attend closed MI events, which may include events and socials with visiting scholars, and informal tea or lunch gatherings
- Upon request, introduction to MI’s network of institutions and faculty and opportunities to connect with in-region staff and faculty
- The opportunity to be profiled or interviewed and have research showcased in the MI newsletter and website.
- Opportunities to connect to the Delhi Office if in India for research
- Professional development sessions, faculty presentations, or other ideas for meetings can be arranged according to the group’s interests and suggestions.
Tianjia (Tina) Liu
Research focus: Indian intellectuals’ encounters with Christianity in the nineteenth century