The NCCSAS seeks to promote research and teaching in the languages and cultures of South Asia in the constituent universities of the Triangle South Asia Consortium and the region.
The North Carolina Consortium for South Asia Studies (NCCSAS) is a consortium made up of Duke, North Carolina State University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The consortium promotes education and research across the disciplines, drawing on faculty who have a focus on South Asia in fields as diverse as anthropology, religious studies, and history, to business, global health, and policy studies. We work to raise awareness of the region across the consortium campuses and in the community at large.
As a federally funded Title VI area studies center, an important aspect of our work is outreach, providing relevant curricular resources for K-16 teachers and students. The vibrant South Asian community in the Triangle (Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill) also provides numerous opportunities for programming in and coordination with the wider community.
Our faculty have research strengths in the following areas: Islamic South Asia and the Muslim experience, field research methodology, religion, security studies, global health, gender, literature, and development. The consortium also provides support for the study of South Asian languages and awards Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) grants to graduate and advanced undergraduate students.
For more information about our work, check out the resources available for students, faculty, and outreach-related materials for teachers and community members.
The NCCSAS is an undergraduate national resouce center for the study of South Asia, awarded by the Title VI NRC program (CFDA 84.015) of the International Education and Graduate Programs service of the US Department of Education. For a list of NRCs in all world areas, see http://www.ed.gov/programs/iegpsnrc/nrc-contacts.pdf.