Debojyoti Das, a 2015-16 Transregional Research Junior Scholar Fellowship recipient, uses powerful visuals to tell an ethnographic story of the Sundarban delta region in the Bay of Bengal. His photos tell the…
The SSRC’s InterAsia Program challenges the implications and limitations of the Asia construct by promoting frameworks and concepts for a new generation of scholarship that reconceptualizes Asia as a dynamic and interconnected formation spanning Central Asia, East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, the Middle East (including Turkey), and Russia. Through collaborative research, scholarly networking, and public policy connections, we move beyond the territorial fixities of area-studies research without discounting the importance of contextually grounded, place-based knowledge. A grants program, Transregional Research Junior Scholar Fellowship, carries this new paradigm forward.
In 2009, the Council began working with multiple national and institutional partners, the InterAsia Partnership, to actively reshape research on InterAsia. Core activities of the InterAsia Partnership include the InterAsian Connections Conference Series, a Transregional Virtual Research Institute, and various nodal activities that build on the institutional strengths of each partner
Iza Hussin, a 2012 recipient of the Transregional Research Junior Scholar Fellowship, writes about her new book for The Immanent France. She is is the Mohamed Noah Fellow at Pembroke College and University Lecturer in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Cambridge.