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Visiting Jesuit Scholar Teaches on India

Visiting Jesuit Scholar Teaches on India

This semester, the Jesuit community at Creighton, in collaboration with the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, is hosting visiting Jesuit scholar the Rev. Alphonsus Benedict DíSouza, S.J. He is teaching one course, Peoples and Cultures of India (ANT 349), will present a series of informal lectures on his work in Northeast India (Kohima Region), and will also be available for consultations and special events.

Fr. DíSouza received his doctorate in sociology from the Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University in 1994. He is currently the chair of the department of sociology at St. Josephís College, Kohima, India and works directly with tribal peoples in this region on issues of development. He is also associate director of the Northeast Social Research Centre, Guwahati and rector of Jesuit community at St. Paul Institute of Education, Phesama. His most recent publication is Traditional Systems of Forest Conservation in Northeast India.

Fr. DíSouzaís office is located on the fourth floor of the administration building, Room 415. His e-mail address is AlphonsusDSouza@creighton.edu and his office phone number is (402) 280-2199.

Posted: 1/19/06