Sikholars 2014 announces Call for Papers

The Sikholars Graduate Student Conference is now inviting presentation proposals for Sikholars 2014, its fifth annual gathering to discuss topics in Sikh and Punjab studies taking place from February 15-16, 2014 at Stanford University in Stanford, California. The conference is sponsored by the Center for South Asia at Stanford University and Jakara Movement. I find remarkable that the conference is already planning its fifth session. I still recall attending the first conference, and the 2013 conference is still fresh in my mind. […]

Reflecting on the 2013 Sikholars Graduate Student Conference

Ten days ago, I attended the fourth annual Sikholars Graduate Student Conference that took place at picturesque Stanford University in Stanford, California. I would like to formally thank Jakara Movement for this year’s event, and extend my appreciation to all of the presenters, panelists, moderators, volunteers and attendees who made this year’s conference so enriching. In the realm of Sikh academia, I consider myself a lay person. However, I have been a fan of this conference since I attended the […]

Registration now open for Sikholars conference, Feb. 16-17

Registration is now open for the fourth annual Sikholars Graduate Student & Professionals Conference taking place from February 16 to 17 in Stanford, California. I have written often about this conference. Having attended the first three conferences, I have found the experiences to be enlightening and rewarding. I am looking forward to attending again this year and recommend to others about this gathering of minds to discuss topics related to Sikhs and the Sikh faith. The conference has grown each […]

Save the date: Sikholars Graduate Student Conference, February 16-17, 2013

I have written often about the annual Sikholars Graduate Student Conference that takes place in California each year. My interest and involvement with the conference has been as a member of the audience, but I feel strongly about the forum that Sikholars provides to our community, and support it wholeheartedly. I’ve enjoyed immensely each of the three conferences I attended. The conference brings together those engaged in academic study of topics pertaining to Sikhs: from India to the diaspora, and […]

Call for Papers announced for fourth annual Sikholars Graduate Student Conference

The fourth annual Sikholars Graduate Student Conference is scheduled to be held at Stanford University in Stanford, California, from February 16-17, 2013. The Call for Papers has now been announced: In anticipation of the fourth annual Sikholars: Sikh Graduate Student Conference, we are pleased to announce our call for papers. The Sikholars conference has attracted young scholars from over three continents and twenty–five universities. With topics ranging from Khalistan to Unix Coding, from sex-selective abortion to diasporic literature, from Nihangs […]

Sikholars 2012 presentation videos available online

Jakara Movement, one of the sponsors of the Sikholars Sikh Graduate Conference (that I have written about often), is providing videos of this year’s presentations that took place during the conference in Hayward, California back in February. Having attended each of the first three, I am a big fan of the Sikholars conference. It is not only a showcase of what Sikhs are achieving in the academic world and their expertise in a variety of fields, but the conference also […]

Reflections on Sikholars Sikh Graduate Student Conference: Day 2

In a previous post, I reflected on attending the Sikholars Sikh Graduate Student Conference at CSU East Bay in Hayward, California a few weeks ago. I commented on the first day’s presentations and panel discussions and now offer the same for the second day.  As before, I will refer to the blog post on The Langar Hall that provided a recap of the conference and also to the papers that were presented this year made available on the Sikholars website […]

Reflections on Sikholars Sikh Graduate Student Conference: Day 1

This past weekend, I attended the third annual Sikholars Sikh Graduate Student Conference at California State University East Bay, held by Jakara Movement, the CSU East Bay Ethnic Studies Department and the Sabharwal Chair in Sikh and Punjabi Studies at CSU East Bay.  I had also attended the previous conferences in 2010 and 2011.  I’ve enjoyed all three of these meetings of the mind immensely, and I believe the 2012 iteration was a raising of the bar in the discourse it […]

Sikholars, Sikh graduate student conference, fast approaching

From February 17-19, 2012, graduate students and experts in their fields will be assembling at California State University, East Bay in Hayward, California as part of Sikholars: Sikh Graduate Student Conference to present their studies on topics related to Sikhs and Sikhism. According to the organizers of the conference: The Sikholars: Sikh Graduate Student Conference was born out of repeated conversations with graduate students about the need for a collaborative effort to bring various expertises together to identify, analyze, and support […]