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Penn School of Arts and Sciences Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Congratulations to Penn's graduating Class of 2022, as well as the Classes of 2020 & 2021!

How Clean is My Metro?

Usha Rao
May 23, 2022

In the latest issue of India in Transition, Usha Rao (researcher, media maker, and anthropologist) discusses the findings of her ethnographic fieldwork on the Bangalore metro from 2015-19.

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CASI in the News

Naveen Bharathi (CASI Postdoctoral Research Fellow) was interviewed by Betwa Sharma in "Muslims & Dalits Face The Worst Residential Segregation & Discrimination In Urban Cities, Study Confirms" in the May 24, 2022 issue of Article 14. The interview focuses on his February 2022 Urban Studies co-authored report, "Residential Segregation and Public Services in Urban India."

Devesh Kapur (CASI Senior Fellow & Director, 2006-18; Starr Foundation South Asia Studies Professor and Asia Programs Director, SAIS, Johns Hopkins University) and Milan Vaishnav (CASI Non-Resident Visiting Scholar; Senior Fellow & Director, South Asia Program; Carnegie Endowment for International Peace), along with Caroline Duckworth (James C. Gaither Junior Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace), published "Indo-Australian Voters and the 2022 General Election," a May 18, 2022 report by Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

CASI Student Programs

Congratulations to this year's cohort of Summer Interns and CASI Summer Research Grant recipients!

2022 CASI Summer Research Grant Recipients:

Adwaita Banerjee: School of Arts & Sciences, Ph.D. Candidate in Anthropology
Plastics in the Wild

Rabani Garg: Graduate School of Education, Ph.D. Candidate in Education
Understanding the Impact of Closing Libraries on Children’s Literacy and Learning Outcomes

Anahita Kumar: Graduate School of Education, Ph.D. Candidate in Education
Nudging Parent-Child Engagement: A Technology-based Intervention to Promote Child Development during COVID-19 School Closures in India

Advait Rajagopal: Wharton, Ph.D. Candidate in Business Economics and Public Policy
Examining the Determinants of Higher Education Quality and Tuition Rates in India

2022 CASI Summer Interns:

Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI): Gurgaon, Haryana

Nikita Patel: Nursing’24, Global Health
Himanshi Verma: College’24, Neuroscience

Aravind Eye Care System: Madurai, Tamil Nadu

Manya Gupta: C‘25, Economics and Medical Anthropology
Aravind Krishnan: C W'25, Vagelos Program in Life Science and Management, Healthcare Management and Policy
Suhaas Narayanan: C W'24, Vagelos Program in Life Science and Management, Economics and Neuroscience
Celeste Xu: C W‘24, Vagelos Program in Life Science and Management, Economics and Neuroscience

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Questions about CASI Student Programs?
Please contact Laura Iwanyk, Assistant Director, CASI Student Programs and Outreach, liwanyk@upenn.edu

Campus Location

CASI's office is located close to the heart of Penn's campus at the Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science & Economics at 133 South 36th Street (Suite 230) Philadelphia, PA 19104-6215.

Please note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CASI is operating on a hybrid schedule.

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