2020欧洲杯预赛最新积分榜This occurs in the country of India, a society of 1.3 billion people, where approximately 200 million people, or 16%, are Dalit, inherently disadvantaged because of a social and economic stratification of India’s caste system.
2020欧洲杯预赛最新积分榜Imagine then the delight of University of Cincinnati faculty member Shailaja Paik when she, an Indian Dalit, the lowest caste in India’s social hierarchy, received notice in January 2020 that she had been awarded the , administered by the (ACLS) which enables the UC professor to pursue her research and writing at one of 13 participating institutes or libraries. In March she also received notice she was awarded a . The ACLS fellowship is one of only ten awarded, and the Stanford fellowship is one of only ten awarded for applicants outside the university. Paik will pursue the Stanford fellowship at Stanford University, California, in 2020-21, followed by the ACLS fellowship in 2022-23 at the , in Durham, North Carolina. Both fellowships are unique resources that advance significant humanistic study and both will allow Paik to continue her studies on Dalits in India.
“I try to fight against all sorts of discrimination and inhumane treatment through my research and academic activism,” says Paik, an associate professor in the UC and an affiliate faculty member in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies as well as Asian Studies. Paik joined UC in 2010, teaches classes on South Asian history, society, culture and politics.
Her role in academia, however, seems impossible to some, she says, because “to be born Dalit is to be born into a caste system that sanctions Dalits as impure, polluted or 'Untouchables.’ ” Historically, even the shadow of Dalits, she says, was deemed to be polluting by the larger society and dominant castes did not allow Dalits access to knowledge or any form of learning. Still, she worked her way through the discrimination, with grit, determination and hard work from the very bottom to the top, where she says: “Dalits look up to me as a role model, an exemplar.”
Her first book, "" (Routledge 2014), explored the challenges Dalit women faced in seeking formal secular education in 20th century India — navigating not only hierarchies of caste and class, but routine gender-based discrimination that limited their access to formal education. She cites the vision of B.R. Ambedkar, a renowned social revolutionary and scholar who campaigned for better treatment of Dalits, as inspiration for her work.
Paik is a shining example of the inclusive excellence initiative outlined in the university's strategic direction, Next Lives Here.