Center for South Asia at UW–Madison



Sarah Beckham

203 Ingraham Hall
1155 Observatory Dr.
Madison WI
United States


  • Bengali
  • Dari
  • Gujarati
  • Hindi
  • Marathi
  • Pashto
  • Persian
  • Punjabi
  • Sanskrit
  • Sinhala
  • Tamil
  • Tibetan
  • Urdu


The Center for South Asia at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is made up of a community of faculty and staff who reflect the diversity and global relevance of South Asian Studies.

Through our diverse academic disciplines, summer language instituteannual conference, student organizations and outreach programs, the Center seeks to define and promote greater understanding of South Asian history, language, religion and culture.

We also support linkages to other relevant area studies and global studies programs that emphasize transnational flows of culture, people, money in ways that are important to a better understanding of South Asia both in the past and the present.

The UW-Madison Center for South Asia list serve offers information about jobs, conferences, trainings, workshops and other professional development resources in South Asian Studies. In addition, the CSA also offers FLAS awards for South Asian language study.