Department Alumna A.R. Vasavi Receives Prestigious Infosys Science Foundation Prize

Department of Anthropology Alumna A.R. Vasavi has been awarded the Infosys Science Foundation’s Prize in Social Sciences. Vasavi, who received her PhD in 1996, is currently Senior Fellow at the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library.  As noted in the award announcement, Vasavi received the award for her distinctive and pioneering research that spans a remarkable range covering four main areas: Agrarian society at the intersection of economy, culture and environment; school education in varied regional contexts; globalization and its impact on the moral economy of urban occupations; and social science as seen from the vantage point of Indian languages and regional cultures.