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November 25, 2014 at 11:09 am

Singh Invited to South Asian American Digital Archive Academic Council

Dr. Amritjit Singh, the Langston Hughes Professor of English at Ohio University, has been invited to join the inaugural South Asian American Digital Archive Academic Council, a community of scholars committed to furthering the academic study of South Asians in the United States through supporting the work of the South Asian American digital archive.

Dr. Amrit Singh

Dr. Amrit Singh

“As an ongoing SAADA supporter, you have helped us get to where we are today, and we would be delighted for you to be part of this group,” the Academic Council co-chairs noted in the invitation letter.

Founded in 2008, SAADA is the only independent non-­profit organization with a mission to give voice to South Asian Americans through documenting, preserving, and sharing stories that represent their unique and diverse experiences. Over the last six years, SAADA has assembled the largest freely accessible collection of materials related to the experiences of South Asian Americans, all made available online to the public through its website. The collection, with materials dating from the late 1800s to the present day, and including photographs, correspondence, newspaper clippings, community publications, oral history interviews, websites, videos, and a plethora of other materials, is a resource that is particularly important to those engaged in research and teaching on the South Asian American community and its history.

During 2014-15, Singh is the Fulbright-Nehru Visiting Professor of English at the University of Delhi in India.

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