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Undergraduate Departmental Representatives

The Undergraduate Departmental Representatives (UDR) program is designed to open avenues of communication between undergraduate majors/minors and departmental faculty. UDRs serve as student representatives, organize events for majors/minors and provide feedback to the department.

2016-17 UDRs

Rohan Lal '17

Rohan LalI am a senior majoring in International and Global Studies with minors in Economics and South Asian Studies. I just returned from a semester abroad in the The Hague, Netherlands, where I studied international law. From living in India for 11 years, traveling to another 15 countries, and moving to the United States as a child, I have developed an immense fascination with global affairs and increasingly look at the world through an anthropological lens.

My interest in South Asia as a region has existed all my life. This is in part, of course, from having lived there, but also due to the complex history and incredibly diverse cultures, languages, religions, and ideas that have originated from the region.

Outside of my studies, I am involved with the Brandeis International Journal, where I frequently write about South Asia, am a member of the Squash team and work at the Shapiro Campus Center. During the summers, I intern with various international organizations like the American Society of International Law and Youth for Understanding, which conducts study abroad programs for teenagers around the world.

If you are curious about South Asian Studies, or have any questions about Brandeis in general, feel free to contact me!

Avanti Mohan '18

Avanti MohanI am a junior from Groton, MA, majoring in Health: Science, Society, and Policy with a minor in South Asian Studies. In my freshman year, I stumbled upon SAS 100a and my interest in the history and culture of South Asia grew from there. I am particularly interested in the variety of cultures in the Indian subcontinent and how the history of conflict between countries has created tensions which still exist today. I also studied Hindi this past year and hope to continue to learn the language outside of Brandeis.

Outside of academics, I enjoy painting, making references to The Office, and getting in a few tackles with the Women's Rugby team. In the spring, I will travel to Thailand to study at Khon Kaen University.

Reach out to me if you would like to chat about the SAS minor/course offerings, practice your Hindi or Tamil, discuss Brandeis, talk about elephants, or go for a samosa run!