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Every year, the Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute, Harvard University supports Graduate Student Associates from across the different schools at Harvard, whose research focuses on South Asia. GSAs participate in monthly workshops in which they present their thesis research to one another. In the spring, GSAs organize an end of the year conference to showcase their research.


The goal of The Mittal Institute Graduate Student Associate program is to establish a community of peers and support original and independent research in and on South Asia. Each Graduate Associate is offered a desk space as space permits on the 4th floor of the CGIS South Building as well as opportunities to apply for travel funds within the US for conferences, workshops, or other activities that would enhance their research. Additionally, GSAs will be jointly responsible for organizing monthly workshops and an annual event, which The Mittal Institute will supply catering for. The Mittal Institute invites proposals in any discipline or field in South Asian Studies and encourages work in/on all of South Asia as well as the study of South Asia in larger connective contexts.

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Past GSAs

Soledad Prillaman

Graduate Student Associate, 2016-2017

Asad Liaqat

Graduate Student Associate, 2016-2017

Hardeep Dhillon

Graduate Student Associate, 2016-2017

Gregory Clines

Graduate Student Associate, 2016-2017

Amiya Bhatia

Graduate Student Associate, 2016-2017