Conferences, Lectures, and Papers

1990 – continuing (selected)

  • (2012, February). Kashmir and the Armed Forces Special Powers Act, Invited Presentation at Symposium on the “Armed Forces Special Powers Act,” Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Kennedy School, Harvard University, MA.
  • (2011, November). Kashmir: Racisms of State, A Feminist Analysis, Presentation at the National Women’s Studies Association Conference at Atlanta, GA.
  • (2011, April). Regularized States of Exception in Kashmir, Invited Presentation at the “Grounding Kashmir: Experience and Everyday Life on Both Sides of the Line of Control” Symposium, Stanford University, CA.
  • (2011, February). Invited Panel Participation at the Kashmir Initiative Event: “Kashmir: A Youth Perspective,” Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Kennedy School, Harvard University, MA.
  • (2011, January). Invited Panel Presentation at the “New Factors for Instability in Kashmir – The Role of Rising Asian Powers in Regional Security,” Conference, Royal United Services Institute, London, UK.
  • (2010, October). Witnessing and the Politics of Comparison, Invited presentation at the Feminist Preconference, South Asia Conference, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI.
  • (2010, October). Sikh Identity — In South Asia and the Diaspora, Co-led Invited Workshop with Richard Shapiro, at the Saanjh Sikh Retreat, Santa Cruz, CA.
  • (2010, July). Human Rights and Peace Processes in Kashmir, Invited presentation, Tenth International Kashmir Conference, United States House of Congress, Washington, D.C.
  • (2010, April). Kandhamal 2008: Hindu Majoritarian State and Its ‘Others,’ Invited Presentation at a Workshop on “Group Violence, Terrorism, and Impunity: Challenges to Secularism and Rule of Law in India,” at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA.
  • (2009, November). Archaeologies of Violence in Kashmir, Invited Presentation at the First Kashmir Speaker Series: “The World’s Most Militarized Dispute,” at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Kennedy School, Harvard University, MA.
  • (2009, November). Invited Lecture on “Religion and Theory: India, Violence, and Conceptualizing Religion,” DeCAL Class Session, University of California, Berkeley, CA.
  • (2009, July). Militarization and Impunity in Kashmir, Invited presentation, Tenth International Kashmir Conference, United States House of Congress, Washington, D.C.
  • (2009, June). Gender and Militarization, Invited presentation at a Workshop hosted by the Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society, Srinagar, Kashmir.
  • (2009, May). Hindu Nationalism in India, Invited talk and book release of Violent Gods at the United States House of Congress, Cannon Building, Washington, D.C.
  • (2009, February). Attendance by invitation at the Forensic Science for Senior Human Rights Advocates Training Course: 27-28 February, Organized by Center for Human Rights and Global Justice, New York University School of Law, and the Human Rights Program, Harvard Law School, in conjunction with the Center for Modern Forensic Practice at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York, held at the New York University School of Law, New York, NY.
  • (2009, January). Militarization and the Imagination, Invited session at a Writers Workshop hosted by Senior Journalists, Srinagar, Kashmir.
  • (2008, December). Kashmir: Accounting for Justice, Invited panel presentation at the New York University School of Law, New York, NY.
  • (2008, October). Violence and the Nation’s Body: Everyday and Spectacular Violences in Kashmir, Invited presentation at the Feminist Preconference, South Asia Conference, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI.
  • (2008, October). ‘Extrajudicial’ and the Law in Kashmir, Invited presentation at the Conference on ‘Understanding Impunity: Failures and Possibilities of Rights to Truth, Justice and Reparation,’ Indian Council of Social Science Research, Chandigarh, India. Unable to Attend.
  • (2008, July). Unknown Graves in Kashmir, Invited presentation, Ninth International ‘Kashmir Conference,’ United States House of Congress, Washington, D.C.
  • (2008, April). India/Hindu Nation: The Muslim as ‘Privileged Other,’ Invited presentation at the International Conference on ‘Deconstructing Islamophobia,’ hosted by the Center for Race and Gender, University of California, Berkeley, CA.
  • (2008, April). Learning from, and Alliance with, Dalit Struggles. Keynote address at the International Seminar on ‘Buddhism Beyond Race and Caste,’ hosted by the San Francisco Buddhist Center, San Francisco, CA.
  • (2008, April). Militarization, Gendered Violence, and Self-Determination in Kashmir, Invited presentation at the teach-in on ‘Human Rights and Religious Minorities in India,’ hosted by the Sikh Student Association, University of California, Berkeley, CA.
  • (2008, April). Torture: Addressing Gendered Violence and Prisoners Rights. Keynote address at the Seminar on ‘Torture and Human Rights,’ hosted by the People’s Rights Movement, Srinagar, Kashmir.
  • (2008, March). Erasures: Hindu Nationalism and Its Others, Invited presentation at the International Conference on ‘South Asian Feminisms: Gender, Culture, and Politics,’ University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. Unable to attend, paper delivered by the organizers.
  • (2007, December). Sexual Violence: The Biopolitics of Hindu Nationalism. Presentation at the Joint Session entitled ‘Beyond the Dominance of Rape: Epistemologies of Sexual Violence’ hosted by the Association of Feminist Anthropology/Association of Political and Legal Anthropology, American Anthropological Association Conference, Washington, DC. Unable to attend.
  • (2007, October). Presenting the Archive for Other Futures, Invited presentation at the Feminist Preconference, South Asia Conference, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI.
  • (2007, July). Gendered Violence and Militarization in Kashmir, Invited presentation, Kashmir Conference, University of Uruguay, Montevideo.
  • (2007, July). Militarization and Human Rights in Kashmir, Invited presentation, Seventh International Kashmir Conference, United States House of Congress, Washington, D.C.
  • (2007, May). Authoritarian Desires: Hindu Majoritarianism in India’s Emergent Empire, Invited presentation, Empires in the 21st Century Conference, University of Oregon at Eugene.
  • (2007, March). Violent Gods: Hindu Nationalism in India’s Present, Invited seminar, South Asia Institute, University of Texas at Austin, TX.
  • (2007, February). Child Rights in South Asia, Invited presentation, Human Rights Center, University of California, Berkeley, CA.
  • (2007, February). The Place of Politics: Indigenous Struggles for Self-Determination in India, Invited presentation, Eleventh Cultural Studies Conference, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.
  • (2006, October). The Armed Forces Special Powers Act and Human Rights in Kashmir, Invited presentation, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
  • (2006, October). Hindu Militancy and the Postcolonial Present. Paper presented at the South Asia Conference, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI.
  • (2006, October), Invited participation at the Feminist Preconference, South Asia Conference, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI.
  • (2006, July). Issues in Human Rights and Justice in Kashmir, Invited presentation, Sixth International Kashmir Conference, United States House of Congress, Washington, D.C.
  • (2006, July). Remarks on “Kashmir: New Hopes and Aspirations,” Invited participation, Kashmir Roundtable, Washington, D.C.
  • (2006, May). Dalit Human Rights in India, Invited lecture, Dr. Ambedkar International Mission and Dr. Ambedkar Educational Aid Society, Fremont, CA.
  • (2006, February). Hindu Nationalism in India Today. Guest lecture, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada.
  • (2006, January). Becoming in Diaspora. Guest lecture, University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA.
  • (2005, November). Violence as Gendered, Gendered Violence. Guest lecture, University of Nebraska, Kearny, NE.
  • (2005, April). The Biopolitics of Hindu Nationalism. Paper presented at the Nationalisms Conference, Columbia University, New York, NY. Unable to attend, paper delivered by co-panelist.
  • (2005, April). Hindu Ascendancy in India: Religion, State and Cultural Dominance. Presentation at the Asia Studies Conference, Chicago, IL.
  • (2005, March). Genocide in Gujarat: Law and Human Rights. Guest lecture, University of California, Boalt Hall School of Law, Berkeley, CA.
  • (2005, February). An Academy for Social Justice: At the Intersections of Thought and Action, Invited presentation, Inderdisciplinarity and Social Justice Conference, Pitzer College, Claremont, CA.
  • (2005, February). The Biopolitics of Hindu Nationalism. Paper presented at the South Asia Conference, University of California, Berkeley, CA.
  • (2004, October). Hindu Cultural Dominance and Hindutva. Paper presented at the South Asia Conference, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI.
  • (2004, October), Invited participation at the Feminist Preconference, South Asia Conference, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI.
  • (2004, September). Kurdish Human Rights. Opening Address, Kurdish Human Rights Conference, California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, CA.
  • (2004, April). Democracy and the United States, Invited presentation, Citizen’s Forum, Berkeley, CA.
  • (2004, April). Weapons of Mass Destruction and Human Rights, Invited presentation, World Affairs Council, Dominican College, Marin, CA.
  • (2004, January). Subaltern Resistance in Postcolonial Orissa. Paper presented at the Seventh Subaltern Studies Conference, Delhi, India.
  • (2004, January). Hindu Majoritarianism and Minority Rights in India. Invited presentation, Indian Muslim Council. Santa Clara, CA.
  • (2004, January) Hindu Majoritarianism and Minority Rights in India. Invited presentation, Orissa Action-Aid, Bhubaneswar, India.
  • (2004 January) Hindu Majoritarianism and Minority rights in Orissa, Invited presentation at the World Social Forum. Mumbai, India.
  • (2003, November). Anthropology and Social Action. Presentation, American Anthropological Association Conference, Chicago, IL.
  • (2003, November). State Impunity: Human Rights and Minority Issues. Invited presentation, Conference on Accountability, Impunity and Governance in India, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA. Unable to attend.
  • (2003, October). Critical Issues in Peace. Invited presentation, Peace Forum, Marin, CA
  • (2003, October) Keynote Address, Wisdom and Action Conference, California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco.
  • (2003, October). Hindu Nationalism and the Academy. Paper presented at the South Asia Conference, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI.
  • (2003, October) Gender and Violence in South Asia, Invited presentation at the Feminist Preconference, South Asia Conference,University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI.
  • (2003, August) India and Pakistan: Human Rights in Crosscultural Frameworks, Invited presentation at Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA.
  • (2003, June). Hindu Majoritarianism in India. Invited presentation, Indian Muslim Council,Santa Clara, CA.
  • (2003, May). Hindu Majoritarianism and the US, Invited presentation at the South AsiaConference, University of California, Berkeley, CA.
  • (2003, April). Women and Spirituality in India.Invited presentation, Cultural IntegrationFellowship, San Francisco, CA.
  • (2003, April). Women and Ecology in India. Invited presentation, IndiaQuest, Berkeley, CA.
  • (2003, March). Building a Just Peace and Real Security, Invited presentation, InternationalWomen’s Day. Washington, DC.
  • (2003, March). Human Rights in South Asia. Invited presentation, Husain Day Conference, New York, NY .
  • (2003, January). Ethics in Crosscultural Scholarship, Invited presentation, Indigenous StudiesProgram Workshop, Boston University, Boston, MA.
  • (2003, January). Democracy in India, Invited presentation, Conference on Civil Liberties, New Delhi, India.
  • (2002, October). Gujarat: Genocide and Gendered Violence. Invited testimonial. Human Rights Hearing. Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights, Minneapolis, MN
  • (2002, October). Peace in the 21st century. Invited presentation, Peace Forum, Marin, CA.
  • (2002, April). Education for Social Change, Invited presentation, Western Association of Schoolsand Colleges Conference, San Diego, CA.
  • (2002, April). Knowledge Making as Intervention: The Academy and Social Change. Invited presentation, Philosophy and Environmental Justice Conference, Ann Arbor, MI.
  • (2001, October). Globalization and Human Rights in India. Paper presented at the South AsiaConference, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI.
  • (2001, October). Violent Intersections: Globalization and Human Rights in India. Presentation, IIInternational Postcolonial Studies Conference, Vigo, Spain. Unable to attend, paper delivered by co-panelist.
  • (2001, June). Comments on the World Commission Report. Invited presentation, WorldCommission on Dams-India Chapter. Hyderabad, India.
  • (2001, June). Intersections of Globalization and Violence, Invited presentation, Statewide NGOForum. Orissa, India.
  • (2001, March). Development: Critical Issues in the 21st century. Plenary Address, Third World Conference, Chicago, IL.
  • (2001, March). Forest Governance in South Asia, Invited presentation, Third World Conference. Chicago, IL.
  • (2001, March). The Other Green Revolution: Social Movements and Global Alliances for Ecological Reparation. Paper submitted at the Society for Applied Anthropology Conference. Yucatan, Mexico. Unable to attend.
  • (2000, November). Toward an Environmental Strategy. Invited presentation, World Bank Strategy Consultations, San Francisco, CA.
  • (2000, July). Donor, Government and Community Interface, Invited presentation, Asia Forest Network Workshop, New Delhi, India.
  • (2000, July). Transitions in Joint Forest Management 1990-2000, Invited presentation, National Policy Workshop, New Delhi, India.
  • (2000, July). Integrated Planning for Environmental Management. Invited presentation, Asia Forest Network Workshop, New Delhi, India.
  • (2000, March). Knowledge Making, Research and Social Change. Paper presented at the Society for Applied Anthropology Conference. San Francisco, CA.
  • (2000, January) Women’s Political Empowerment and the Panchayati Raj System: Constraints and Possibilities. Paper presented at the Delhi NGO Coalition Conference. Delhi, India.
  • (2000, January) Gender and Equity in Forest Governance in India. Paper presented at the Swedish International Development Agency India Workshop. Bhubaneswar, India.
  • (1999, July) Power, Subjectivity and Dialogical Negotiations in Representing the ‘Other.’ Conference on Women and Environment. University of Zimbabwe, Harare. Paper submitted, cancelled due to social upheaval.
  • (1999, December) Local Action and International Alliances, Invited presentation at the Orissa Forest Department Public Lands Meeting. Bhubaneswar, India.
  • (1999, December) Rethinking Environmental Policy and Grassroots Action in India, Invited presentation at the Orissa Forest Department Public Lands Meeting. Bhubaneswar, India.
  • (1998, December) Public Lands Reform in South Asia, Invited presentation at the Asia Forest Network Meeting. New Delhi, India.
  • (1998, July) Decentralizing Village Governance: Women’s Agendas and Needs, Invited presentation at the Asia Forest Network Meeting. Bhubaneswar, India.
  • (1997, December) Policy and Action Frameworks for Public Lands Reform, Invited presentation at the Asia Forest Network Meeting. New Delhi, India.
  • (1997, July) Engendering and Reframing Participatory Forest Management in India: Gender Inequities and Structural Hierarchies. Paper presented at the conference on Gender and Development. University of Singapore, Singapore.
  • (1996, December) A Gender and Rights-based approach to Community Forest Management, Invited presentation at the 5th regional Meeting of the Asia Forest Network, Surajkund, India.
  • (1994, October) Crisis of the Indian State. Paper presented at the South Asia Conference, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI. Unable to attend, paper delivered by co-panelist.
  • (1993, March) Sustainable Development and Social Action Movements in India, Invited Presentation, PeaceQuest International, New York.
  • (1993, March) Development and Human Rights in India, Invited Presentation, PeaceQuest International, American University, Washington D.C.
  • (1991, November) Nuclear Proliferation and Citizen’s Response, Invited Presentation, Parliament of Sweden, Stockholm, Sweden.
  • (1991, June) Opposing Violence as a Means of Social Action, Invited Presentation, Gandhi Peace Foundation, New Delhi, India.
  • (1990, October) Women and Migration in Delhi Slums. Paper presented at the Conference on Social Rights. Indian Social Institute, New Delhi, India.
  • (1990, June) Responsible Citizenship, Invited Presentation, PeaceQuest International, Moscow, Russia.
  • (1990, June) Towards Sustainable Development in the Global South, Invited Presentation, PeaceQuest International, Stockholm, Sweden.