Angela Leocata, Harvard College ’18, interned at Sangath in Goa over the summer to research community-based intervention for maternal depression.
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Shaiba Rather, Harvard College ’17, spent her summer conducting research for her senior thesis on the bans of the production and consumption of beef in India. “This topic contributes to a larger question of how identity politics are mobilized in multicultural democracies,” she writes.
Sarani Jayawardena, Harvard College ’17, spent her summer researching how government-issued history textbooks in Sri Lanka have changed and how they depict ethnic minorities during the course of the civil war and afterward.
Haibei Peng, GSD student, spent her summer researching traditional Nepalese architecture and post-earthquake reconstruction.
Sonali Dhingra spent her summer learning Odia and learning more about Buddhist art in Odisha between the seventh and eleventh century.
During her summer internship in Nepal, HKS student Yoko Okura conducted stakeholder interviews with community leaders, local government officials, teachers, students, and parents to evaluate the impact of community-based and school-based disaster reduction programs.
“What my interviews and primary sources make clear is that much like the rest of India, there has been a major change in the role of the public sector,” writes Rohit Chandra, PhD candidate at HKS, who spent the summer in India researching the Indian coal industry.
“This study abroad program allowed me to connect more with how I identify myself,” writes Ajay Singh, Harvard College ’18, who spent his summer studying Punjabi at the American Institute of Indian Studies in Chandigarh with support from a SAI grant.
“I wasn’t just reading the headlines; I was experiencing the problems and fortunes of the people of Delhi in real time,” writes Shaiba Rather, Harvard College student who spent her winter session interning at NDTV in India.