“The Queer Sound of the Dandiya Queen,” by Assistant Professor of Literature Pavitra Sundar, was recently published on the “Sounding Out!” blog. Her analysis of the pop singer Falguni Pathak is featured in a four-part series on the Gendered Sounds of India. The article extends thinking and writing Sundar did as co-organizer of the Humanities Center’s Sound Studies interdisciplinary initiative last year. “Sounding Out!” charts the many directions sound studies has taken in recent years.
Sundar also presented her work on language and sound at the New York Conference on Asian Studies hosted by Hobart and William Smith Colleges. She was joined on the panel on Multilingual Formations in India by Professor of Anthropology Chaise LaDousa, along with two scholars from Binghamton University.