The Department of Asian Studies is one of the leading Asian Studies programs in Canada, offering over 80 courses that cover Asian culture, thought, religion, and languages.
On behalf of the Faculty of Arts, it is a pleasure to bring news that the Ahmadian family and friends have provided funding to support the Department of Asian Studies annual Lectures in Iranian and Persianate Studies. This generous gift will see these important academic and community engagement events fully supported through to the end of the 2025/2026 academic year.
University of Chicago Press recently published Professor Laurie Patton’s book, Who Owns Religion? Scholars And Their Publics in the Late Twentieth Centuries, which includes references to writings by Asian Studies Professor Harjot Oberoi (South Asian Social and Religious History).