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Staff :: Amanda Lanzillo, PhD


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Farsi Language Developer, Center for Languages of the Central Asian Region (CeLCAR)
Address: Eigenmann Hall, Bloomington IN 47406
E-mail: amlanzil@indiana.edu


Education History
2015-Present Indiana University, PhD Candidate in History (ABD)
2013-2015 Indiana University, M.A. in Central Eurasian Studies Master’s Thesis: “Persian-Language Education and Printing in North India: The Role of the Naval Kishore Press (1858-1900)”
2009-2013 Georgetown University, Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service International History (Honors), Cum Laude

External Research Fellowships
2017-2018 Fulbright IIE: Fulbright-Nehru Student Fellowship
2017-2018 American Institute of Indian Studies Kumkum Chatterjee Memorial Fellowship

Indiana University Fellowships, Grants, and Awards
2017 Islamic Studies Travel Fellowship
2017 Dhar India Studies Summer Research Fellowship
2017 Frederick W. & Mildred C. Stoler Research Fellowship
2017 Dhar India Studies Conference Travel Grant
2016 Office of the Vice President of International Affairs Pre-Dissertation Grant
2016 Frederick W. & Mildred C. Stoler Research Fellowship
2014 Denis Sinor Award for Outstanding Paper

Language Scholarships and Grants
2017 Sultan Qaboos Center SABLA Scholarship: Arabic
2016 Critical Language Scholarship: Urdu
2014-2015 Foreign Language Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship: Pashto
2012 Critical Language Scholarship: Urdu
2011-2012 Boren Scholarship: Persian

Teaching and Professional Experience
2017 South Asian History and Culture Guest Lecturer
Indiana University, Kelley School of Business: Global Business and Social Enterprise
2016-2017 Assistant Developer for Persian Language Textbook
Indiana University, Center for Languages of the Central Asian Region
2015-2017 Course Assistant
Indiana University, Department of History
2015-2016 Persian Tutor
Indiana University, Center for the Study of the Middle East
2014-2015 Associate Instructor of Persian
Indiana University, Department of Central Eurasian Studies
2014 Junior Fellow for Persian Materials
Library of Congress, Africa and Middle East Division

Conference Presentations
2017 “The Russo-Turkish War of 1877-78 in Urdu-Language Newspapers,” paper presented at the Transnational Journalism History Conference, Dublin City University
2017 “Persian to Urdu Translation and Technologies of the Book in North India,” paper presented at the Translation Meets Book History, National University of Ireland, Galway
2017 “Leisure and Geographies of ‘Tradition’ in Colonial Lucknow,” paper presented at the Dhar India Studies Urban South Asia Symposium, Indiana University
2016 “Muslim Artists and Patronage Systems in Colonial North India” paper presented at the Islamic Studies Conference, Indiana University
2015 “Fayzi’s View of the Safavids from the Deccan, 1591-92,” paper presented at the Association of Central Eurasian Studies Conference, Indiana University
2014 “Lessons from the Persian Manuscript and Rare Book Holdings of the Library of Congress,” presentation for the Inner Asian & Uralic National Resource Center Brown Bag Series, Indiana University

Workshop Participation
2015 Smithsonian Freer-Sackler Galleries, Poetry, Calligraphy, and Painting Graduate Student Workshop
2014 Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, Persian Manuscript Studies Workshop
2013 STARTALK Persian Language teacher training workshop

University and Community Service
2016-2017 Dhar India Studies, Indiana University, Graduate Student Advisory Board Co-Organizer of Urban South Asia Symposium
2016-2017 Bloomington Refugee Support Network, Steering Committee Member
2015-2017 Bloomington Against Islamophobia, Coordinator Co-Organizer of Bloomington City Council “Resolution to Welcome Refugees”
2014-2015 Association of Central Eurasian Studies, Indiana University, Treasurer