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Samhita Sunya


Samhita Sunya, Ph.D. student in English and participant in the CSWGS Graduate Certificate Program, was awarded the Lodieska Stockbridge Vaughn Fellowship for the 2013-2014 academic year. The award provides a fellowship to a graduate student whose "record at Rice shows evidence of outstanding achievement and promise." 

Samhita is currently completing work on her dissertation project "Love in the Time of Cinema: In the Global Tracks of Hindi Popular Film/Songs," which looks at Hindi popular cinema's postcolonial negotiations and traversals of the world through its romantic songs, alongside the post-war emergence and institutionalization of "world cinema" and "world music."

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