Lisa Trivedi, Assistant Professor of History, was awarded a senior research fellowship from the American Institute of Indian Studies. The award will allow her to travel to Bombay, India during the 2004-2005 academic year to complete her project, "Bound By Cloth: Women Textile Workers in the Bombay Presidency and Lancashire, c.1880-1930." While in Bombay, she plans to conduct archival research to complete her academic endeavor.
In 1961, the American Institute of Indian Studies was founded to improve the field of Indian studies at major colleges and universities within the United States. Today, the Institute continues to allow academics from all over the world to study, research, and learn more about the history, culture, and economy of India. According to the Institute of Indian Studies, the senior research fellow is "awarded to established academic specialists in Indian studies who possess the Ph.D. or equivalent." The award not only will allow Trivedi to visit India, but will allow her to be formally affiliated with a major Indian university for her project's purposes.
The Institute permits only 35 academics from all over the world to participate in the program each year; therefore, to win a senior research fellowship is quite an honor in the field of Indian Studies.