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Penn School of Arts and Sciences Monday, February 11, 2019

The Backlash Against Internal Migration

Rikhil R. Bhavnani & Bethany Lacina
February 11, 2019

In this issue of India in Transition, Rikhil R. Bhavnani & Bethany Lacina (Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin–Madison and Associate Professor, University of Rochester, respectively) discuss the findings in their new book, which documents the extent of the backlash against domestic migrants across the developing world, particularly in India.

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CASI Welcomes Spring 2019 Visiting Scholar, Neelanjan Sircar

Neelanjan Sircar is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Ashoka University and a Visiting Senior Fellow at the Centre for Policy Research in New Delhi. Previously, he was a CASI Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2013-15).



CASI Student Programs

Penn students: CASI Summer 2019 Internship Program applications have closed but there is still time to apply for CASI Travel Funds for Research in India and the Sobti Family Post-Baccalaureate Fellowship - (Deadline for both: March 11, 2019)

Read about CASI Interns' and Travel Funds Winners' experiences on the CASI Student Programs Blog! To receive as an email, go to casistudentprograms.com and enter your email on the bottom left “+follow” icon.

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Questions about CASI Student Programs?
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Upcoming Events

March 18, 2019, 12:00-1:30 p.m. at CASI

"The RSS: Evolution of India’s Leading Hindu Nationalist Organization"

CASI Seminar with Walter Andersen (Senior Adjunct Professor of South Asia Studies, SAIS, Johns Hopkins University)

March 29, 2019, 12:00-1:30 p.m. at CASI

"The Truth About Us: Information and Society from Manu to Modi"

CASI Seminar with Sanjoy Chakravorty (Professor of Geography, Urban Studies, and Global Studies, Temple University)


April 23, 2019, 12:00-1:30 p.m. at CASI

"Natak: Political Theatre and Political Deceit in Mumbai"

CASI Seminar with Lisa Björkman (Assistant Professor of Urban & Public Affairs, University of Louisville)


More Spring 2019 events to come!

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