Published: Feb. 21, 2013

Join us for our upcoming Brown Bag event:

What are Friends for?: Friendships, Social Networks, and Generational Change for Professional Women in Bangalore, India
Monday, February 25
Guggenheim 201E, CU-Boulder campus

This brown bag event will feature a talk by Rachel Fleming, PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology. As more women in Bangalore, India’s high-tech hub, enter professions in information technology and other high-skill sectors, their participation in new work environments and higher earnings mean that their social networks and spaces of socializing are shifting from previous generations. With these new social options come new personal dilemmas that lead women to seek support from increasingly varied friendship networks. Based on interviews with professional women and their mothers and grandmothers in Bangalore, this talk will engage the meaning of friendships for three generations of women.

This event is free and open to the public. For a complete list of our Brown Bags, visit

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