Schedule

University of Virginia, February 2-3, 2018

Friday 2/2
7:00 pm
Pick up from hotel for dinner at Hamilton’s

Saturday 2/3   

9:00 am
Pickup from hotel.  Arrive at 236 New Cabell Hall

9:15-9:45
Breakfast

9:45 to 10:15
Session 1
How Emotions, Perceptions, and Identity Shape Political Action 
Kristen Monroe, University of California-Irvine
Discussed by Denise Walsh, University of Virginia

10:15 to 10:45
Session 2
Interpretivism in Motion: Discursive Institutionalism as the Fourth ‘New’ Institutionalism
Vivien A. Schmidt, Boston University (participation via Skype)
Discussed by John Echeverri-Gent, University of Virginia
Kamal Sadiq, University of California-Irvine

10:45-11:00
Break

11:00 to 11:30
Session 3
In Pursuit of Saraswati? Higher Education and Democracy in India
Niraja Gopal Jayal, Jawaharlal Nehru University (participation via Skype)
Discussed by Aseema Sinha, Claremont McKenna College

11:30 to 12:00
Session 4
The Last Romantics: Intermediate Associations as an Antidote to Centralization
Pratap Bhanu Mehta, Ashoka University (participation via Skype)
Discussed by Emmanuel Teitelbaum, George Washington University

12:00 to 12:30
Session 5
Prologue: A Bibliographic note
Frank Hoeber, Independent Scholar
Discussed by John Echeverri-Gent, University of Virginia
Kamal Sadiq, University of California-Irvine

12:30 to 1:45
Lunch
262 New Cabell Hall

1:45 to 2:15
Session 6
When Dominant Castes Ask for Positive Discrimination: Socio-Economic Differentiation and the Uneven Resilience of Caste as a Demand Group
Christophe Jaffrelot, CERI-Sciences Po and Kings College-London and Kalaiyarasan Arasan, Madras Institute of Development Studies
Discussed by Gabi Kruks-Wisner, University of Virginia

2:15 to 2:45
Session 7
The Uses and Limits of Class Analytics for Indian Politics: From the Centrist Dismissal to Bullock Capitalists
Ronald J. Herring, Cornell University and Rina Agarwala, Johns Hopkins University
Discussed by Gabi Kruks-Wisner, University of Virginia

2:45 to 3:15
Session 8
Inequality, Interpretation and the Political Economy of the Indian State
Leela Fernandes, University of Michigan
Discussed by Aseema Sinha, Claremont-MeKenna College

3:15-3:30
Break

3:30 to 4:00
Session 9
India’s Democratic Stability

Steven Wilkinson, Yale University
Discussed by Emannuel Teitelbaum, George Washington University

4:00 to 4:30
Session 10
Situated Knowledge in the Study of Social Change and the State
John Echeverri-Gent, University of Virguina and Kamal Sadiq, California-Irvine
Discussed by Rob Jenkins, Hunter College (participation via Skype)

4:30-5:00
Summing Up

5:00
Return to hotel

6:45
Pick up from hotel for dinner at the Ivy Inn