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The American Institute of Pakistan Studies (AIPS), established in 1973, is a non-profit, tax-exempt, non-partisan educational organization in the United States. AIPS also operates offices in Pakistan where it is incorporated as a bi-national exchange program. AIPS is also a member of the Council of American Overseas Research Centers. The mission of AIPS is to encourage and support research on issues relevant to Pakistan and the promotion of scholarly exchange between the United States and Pakistan. To fulfill this mission, AIPS provides research fellowships to American researchers, administers lectureships, and sponsors academic conferences.
Professor Carrie Bramen was recently elected Chair of the American Literature Section of the MLA for 2015-2016, succeeding Michele Elam from Stanford.
Walt Hakala, assistant professor of English, was awarded $5,000 from the OVPRED/HI Seed Money in the Arts and Humanities fund for 2015 for his project "Words, Verses, and the World: Multilingual Vocabularies and Indo-Persianate Learning in South Asia.”
The riverrun Teaching Fellowship was given to Eleanor Gold, for her Science Fiction syllabus. She is a fourth-year PhD student whose dissertation examines contemporary literature and culture through a posthumanist lens, where she focuses on encounters with “non-charismatic life” and what that might mean for conservation practice and posthuman ethics.
Associate Chair of English, Stacy Hubbard, sat down with Associate Professor Ruth Mack to find out more about her teaching interests and her current research.