Category Archives: Interview

Interview with Gwendolyn Kirk (LUMS) [Urdu & Punjabi]

Gwendolyn Kirk tells us about her work as a linguistic anthropologist and a director in the Gurmani Centre of Languages and Literature at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) in Lahore, Pakistan.

For more on Gwendolyn:

https://mgshss.lums.edu.pk/lums_employee/5834gskirk.weebly.com

To attend/view the TSAL 2020 Round-table Online discussions:
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/teaching-south-asian-languages-in-2020-tickets-117941539319

Podcast version: https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-xxmet-e9d529

Interview with Ian Woolford (La Trobe University) [Hindi]

Ian Woolford talks to us about teaching Hindi at La Trobe University and the importance of considering students’ needs as we move to online teaching.

For more on Ian:

https://scholars.latrobe.edu.au/display/iwoolford

To attend/view the TSAL 2020 Round-table Online discussions:
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/teaching-south-asian-languages-in-2020-tickets-117941539319

Podcast: https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-vad34-e9d4e5

Interview with Sadananda Das (Leipzig University) [Sanskrit]

Sadananda Das tells us about his Sanskrit teaching in Germany and his efforts to popularise the teaching of spoken Sanskrit.

For more information on Sadananda Das: https://www2.gko.uni-leipzig.de/indologie-zaw/institut/mitarbeiter/dr-sadananda-das.html

To attend of view the “Teaching South Asian Languages in 2020” Event: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/teaching-south-asian-languages-in-2020-tickets-117941539319

Podcast: https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-dqmkn-e9d402

Interview with Stephanie Majcher & Christopher Diamond

Stephanie and Chris have a conversation and discuss their experiences and ambitions in teaching South Asian languages at the Australian National University.

For more on Steph:

https://researchers.anu.edu.au/researchers/majcher-sa

For more on Chris:

https://researchers.anu.edu.au/researchers/diamond-cl

To attend/view the TSAL 2020 Round-table Online discussions:
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/teaching-south-asian-languages-in-2020-tickets-117941539319
or
http://chl.anu.edu.au/news-events/events/1539/teaching-south-asian-languages-2020

To find information about the other Global Festival of Asia-Pacific Language & Culture Education events:
https://globallanguagefest.eventbritestudio.com/

More about the ANU Bhasha team:
http://www.anubhasha.com

Podcast: https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-xbctf-ea1e5e

Interview with Varun Khanna (Swarthmore College) [Sanskrit]

Dr. Varun Khanna (Visiting Asst. Prof. of Classics at Swarthmore College) joins us to speak about his teaching and research on Sanskrit and his journey to incorporating spoken Sanskrit in the classroom.

More information about Varun Khanna :
https://www.swarthmore.edu/classics/faculty-staff

To attend of view the “Teaching South Asian Languages in 2020” Event: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/teaching-south-asian-languages-in-2020-tickets-117941539319

For the other “Global Festival of Asia-Pacific Language & Culture Education” Events: https://globallanguagefest.eventbritestudio.com/

Podcast: https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-pbipt-e9d2c6

Interview with Seth Powell (Yogic Studies/Harvard) [Sanskrit]

Founder & Director of Yogic Studies and doctoral candidate at Harvard University, Seth Powell joins us for a discussion on the possibilities of online teaching and how to blend academic and public teaching/scholarship.

For more information on Yogic Studies: https://www.yogicstudies.com/

For more on Seth: https://studyofreligion.fas.harvard.edu/people/seth-david-powell

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-caqzh-e9d361

Interview with Divya Chaudhry (Vanderbilt University) [Hindi-Urdu]

More information about Dr. Divya Chaudhry:
https://as.vanderbilt.edu/asianstudies/people/chaudhry.php

To attend/view the TSAL 2020 Round-table Online discussions:
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/teaching-south-asian-languages-in-2020-tickets-117941539319
or
http://chl.anu.edu.au/news-events/events/1539/teaching-south-asian-languages-2020

To find information about the other Global Festival of Asia-Pacific Language & Culture Education events:
https://globallanguagefest.eventbritestudio.com/

Interview with AS/Prof McComas Taylor (ANU) [Sanskrit]

McComas talks to us about his Sanskrit teaching practice and the online teaching practice that he has been developing here at the Australian National University.

For more on McComas Taylor:
https://researchers.anu.edu.au/researchers/taylor-m

For McComas’ Texbook ‘The Joy of Sanskrit’: https://press.anu.edu.au/publications/textbooks/joy-sanskrit

To attend of view the “Teaching South Asian Languages in 2020” Event: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/teaching-south-asian-languages-in-2020-tickets-117941539319

For the other “Global Festival of Asia-Pacific Language & Culture Education” Events: https://globallanguagefest.eventbritestudio.com/

Interview with Dr. Antonia Ruppel (LMU Munich/Oxford) [Sanskrit]

It was a pleasure to be joined by Dr. Antonia Ruppel.

More information about Dr. Antonia Ruppel and her teaching practice: https://www.cambridge-sanskrit.org
https://www.indologie.uni-muenchen.de/personen/lektoren/ruppel/index.html

https://www.ling-phil.ox.ac.uk/people/antonia-ruppel

To attend of view the “Teaching South Asian Languages in 2020” Event: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/teaching-south-asian-languages-in-2020-tickets-117941539319

For the other “Global Festival of Asia-Pacific Language & Culture Education” Events: https://globallanguagefest.eventbritestudio.com/