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Walter Hakala

Walter Hakala

Assistant Professor,
Office: 315 Clemens Hall
Phone number: (716) 645-3419
E-mail address: walterha@buffalo.edu
Personal web page:  http://asianstudies.buffalo.edu/SouthAsiaAtUB/Home.html
Foundations of South Asian Studies (Humanities Institute Research Group):
http://asianstudies.buffalo.edu/SouthAsiaAtUB/FSAS.html,
http://www.humanitiesinstitute.buffalo.edu/initiatives/WorkshopSouthAsian.shtml

Interests

Literature and languages of North India and Central Asia; lexicography; Mughal and early colonial South Asian history; South Asian Islam and Sufism.

Current Courses

Fall 2016

AS 221 (21285) Survey of Asian Literature /ENG 221 (21033) World Literature

“Romance Traditions in Asia”

MoWeFr 12:00PM - 12:50PM

Norton 210


ENG 199 (23431) UB Seminar: “Walking Dictionaries"

MoWeFr 2:00PM - 2:50PM

Capen 108


Spring 2016

AS 323 (#23943) Gender in South Asian Literature / ENG 323 (#23214)- Sex & Gender in 19th C

TR 12:30 to 1:50 pm

Clemens 119

 

ENG 446 (#23931) Topics in World Lit: Islam and Literature (Honors

Seminar)

TR 9:30 to 10:50 am

Capen 109

 

 

 

Works in Progress

  • "Negotiating Languages: Urdu, Hindi, and the Definition of Modern South Asia". New York: Columbia University Press, forthcoming in 2016. Awarded The Edward Cameron Dimock, Jr. Prize in the Indian Humanities, American Institute of Indian Studies, 2015.

Selected Publications

Awards and Fellowships

  • The Edward Cameron Dimock, Jr. Prize in the Indian Humanities, American Institute of Indian Studies, 2015
  • Faculty Fellow, Honors College, 2015-2017
  • University at Buffalo Office of the Vice President for Research / Humanities Institute Seed Money in the Arts and Humanities Fund, 2015
  • University at Buffalo Office of the Vice President for Research/Humanities Institute Faculty Fellowship, fall 2013.