NatashaKhwaja

Natasha Khwaja (2018) - Chair

Studying: International Relations (concentration in the Middle East & South Asia)
Home(s): Karachi, Pakistan & Duluth, MN
Favorite South Asian food: Shami kebab, chicken tikka, roghni naan
Must-take class(es): Human Rights in Cultural Context 
Areas of interest: Partition & national identity, Kashmir, diaspora, religious persecution, oral histories, human rights, journalism
SAPAC events & initiatives: Should I Take this Uber?, Qaid, Unguided Journeys 


Ajay Mayar (2018)

Studying: History and Computer Science
Home(s): New York, NY
Favorite South Asian food: Nani's chaat
Must-take class(es): Decolonization & Postcolonial Thought, History of Modern South Asia
Areas of interest: Colonialism, memory and partition, technology and innovation
SAPAC events & initiatives: Unguided Journeys


RaviPatel

Ravi Patel (2018)

Studying: International Relations (concentration in International Security)
Home(s): Miami, FL & Sarbhon, Gujarat
Favorite South Asian food: Khichdi and Chaas
Must-take class(es):  Cultural Resistance in Modern Iran, History of Modern South Asia
Areas of interest: Migration patterns, food 
SAPAC events & initiatives: Hindi-Urdu at Tufts, Unguided Journeys 


HershelTamboli

Hershel Tamboli (2018)

Studying: International Relations (concentration in International Finance); Linguistics minor
Home(s): Potomac, MD
Favorite South Asian drink: Limbu paani
Must-take class(es): Introduction to Linguistics, Political Foundations of Economic Prosperity
Areas of interest: South Asian & diasporic linguistic development/diversity, intersection of politics & subcultures with linguistic communities
SAPAC events & initiatives: Should I Take this Uber?, Reimagining South Asia, Hindi-Urdu at Tufts 


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Akshat Jain (2019)

Studying: International Relations & Economics
Home(s): New Delhi, India
Favorite South Asian food: Aloo paratha
Must-take class(es): History of Modern South Asia 
Areas of interest: South Asian history, economics, Partition, colonial legacies, Kashmir
SAPAC events & initiatives: Hindi-Urdu at Tufts

 

 


NatashaKarunaratne

Natasha Karunaratne (2018)

Studying: Peace and Justice Studies & Education
Home(s): Boston, MA & Colombo, Sri Lanka
Favorite South Asian food: Idiyappam
Must-take class(es): Globalization & Social Change
Areas of interest: South Asian diaspora, immigration studies, globalization, gender & sexuality, feminism
SAPAC events & initiatives: Hymn of Cultural Appropriation


Hisaam Mirza (2019)

Studying: International Relations & Economics
Home(s): Karachi, Pakistan
Favorite South Asian food: Chicken Tikka
Must-take class(es): Intro to Acting
Areas of interest: South Asian trade policy
SAPAC events & initiatives: Unguided Journeys