Skip to content

Mona Bhan

Mona Bhan

Associate Professor, Anthropology Department

Ford-Maxwell Professor of South Asian Studies

Director, Extraction, Environment and Citizenship Working Group

Senior Research Associate and Advisory Board Member, South Asia Center

Ph.D., Rutgers University, 2006 

Areas of Expertise

Border wars and counterinsurgency; militarism and humanitarianism; race, gender, and religion; environmentalism and climate change; occupation and human rights; space and place; water and infrastructure
Shobha Bhatia

Shobha Bhatia

Advisory Board Member, South Asia Center

Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor of Teaching Excellence, Civil and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering & Computer Science

Ph.D., University of British Columbia, Vancouver, 1980

Areas of Expertise

Use of synthetics and natural products in mitigating soil erosion and soil, dewatering and containment of dredged sediments and waste, use of recycle materials in civil infrastructures, women in science and engineering
Tej Bhatia

Tej Bhatia

Professor, Linguistics, College of Arts and Sciences

Senior Research Associate, South Asia Center

Himika Bhattacharya headshot

Himika Bhattacharya

Associate Professor and Department Chair, Women's and Gender Studies, College of Arts and Sciences

Senior Research Associate, South Asia Center

Richard Breyer Headshot

Richard L. Breyer

Professor, Television, Radio and Film, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications

Senior Research Associate, South Asia Center

Tom Brutsaert

Tom D. Brutsaert

Professor by Courtesy Appointment, Anthropology Department

Professor, Exercise Science, Falk College

Senior Research Associate, South Asia Center

Ph.D., Cornell University, 1997

Areas of Expertise

Human biology, high-altitude adaptation, physical activity, growth and development
Lawrence Chua

Lawrence Chua

Advisory Board Meeting, South Asia Center

Associate Professor, School of Architecture

Ph.D., Cornell University

Areas of Expertise

Global modern built environment with an emphasis on the trans-regional histories of Asian architecture and urban cultures
Tula Goenka

Tula Goenka

Professor, Television, Radio and Film, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications

Senior Research Associate, South Asia Center

Ann Gold

Ann Grodzins Gold

Professor Emeritus by Courtesy Appointment, Anthropology Department

Thomas J. Watson Professor Emerita, Religion, College of Arts & Sciences

Senior Research Associate, South Asia Center

Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1984

Areas of Expertise

Sustained ethnographic engagement with religion and culture in provincial North India
Dimitar Gueorguiev

Dimitar Gueorguiev

Associate Professor, Political Science Department

Senior Research Associate, South Asia Center

Advisory Board Member, East Asia Program

Ph.D., University of California at San Diego, 2014

Areas of Expertise

Comparative political economy, authoritarian institutions, governance, survey methods
Roger Hallas headshot

Roger Hallas

Associate Professor, English, College of Arts and Sciences

Senior Research Associates, South Asia Center

Timur Hammond

Timur Hammond

Assistant Professor, Geography and the Environment Department

Senior Research Associate, Middle Eastern Studies Program

Senior Research Associate, South Asia Center

Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 2016

Areas of Expertise

Cultural geography, urban geography, geographies of memory, Turkey, Middle East
Margaret Hermann

Margaret Hermann

Professor Emerita, Political Science Department

Gerald B. and Daphna Cramer Professor of Global Affairs

Senior Research Associate, Mapping Global Insecurity

Senior Research Associate, Sovereignty, Order and Conflict Working Group

Senior Research Associate, Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration

Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1965

Areas of Expertise

Political leadership, foreign policy decision making, crisis management, influence of non-state actors on foreign policy, comparative foreign policy
Jeanette S. Jouili

Jeanette S. Jouili

Senior Research Associate, Middle Eastern Studies Program

Senior Research Associate, South Asia Center

Associate Professor, Religion, College of Arts & Sciences

Ph.D., EHESS, Paris and Viadrina University, Frankfurt/Oder, Germany
Tazim Kassam

Tazim R. Kassam

Senior Research Associate, Middle Eastern Studies Program

Senior Research Associate, South Asia Center

Associate Professor, Religion, College of Arts & Sciences

Ph.D., McGill University, 1993

Radha Kumar

Radha Kumar

Associate Professor, History Department

Senior Research Associate, South Asia Center

Ph.D., Princeton University, 2015

Areas of Expertise

Modern South Asia: policing and sovereignty, legal history, colonial and post-colonial politics
Prema Kurien

Prema Kurien

Professor, Sociology Department

Director and Senior Research Associate, South Asia Center

Senior Research Associate, Sovereignty, Order and Conflict Working Group

Senior Research Associate, Center for Qualitative and Multi-Method Inquiry

Senior Research Associate, Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration

Ph.D., Brown University, 1993

Areas of Expertise

Immigrants and immigration, religion, ethnicity, immigrant politics, India
Chandra Talpade Mohanty

Chandra Talpade Mohanty

Distinguished Professor, Women's and Gender Studies, College of Arts & Sciences

Dean’s Professor of the Humanities

Senior Research Associate, South Asia Center

Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1987

Areas of Expertise

Transnational feminist theory, postcolonial feminism, globalization and anti-capitalist praxis, anti-racist education
Shannon Novak

Shannon A. Novak

Professor, Anthropology Department

Senior Research Associate, South Asia Center

Ph.D., University of Utah, 1999

Areas of Expertise

Body and society, new materialism, anthropology of knowledge, historical bioarchaeology, gender, ritual, necropolitics,  North America, Indo-Caribbean diaspora

Sudha Raj

Sudha Raj

Teaching Professor, Nutrition and Food Studies, David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics

Senior Research Associate, South Asia Center

Kamala Ramadoss

Kamala Ramadoss

Advisory Board Member, South Asia Center

Associate Professor, Human Development and Family Science, Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics

Ph.D., Purdue University

Areas of Expertise

Work-family interface, acculturation, social support and health among immigrants and refugees; women’s labor force participation in India; healing meditation; workplace cultural integration
Romita Ray

Romita Ray

Associate Professor, Art and Music Histories, College of Arts and Sciences

Senior Research Associate and Advisory Board Member, South Asia Center

Lars Rodseth

Lars Rodseth

Associate Professor, Anthropology Department

Senior Research Associate, South Asia Center

Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1993

Areas of Expertise

Political and historical anthropology, social theory, history of the human sciences, kinship, nationalism, violence, ideology, South Asia, Tibet, United States
Jaipaul Lalla Roopnarine

Jaipaul L. Roopnarine

Professor, Human Development and Family Science, David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics

Senior Research Associate, South Asia Center

Larry D. Schroeder

Larry D. Schroeder

Professor Emeritus, Public Administration and International Affairs Department

Maxwell Professor of Teaching Excellence

Senior Research Associate, South Asia Center

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1971

Areas of Expertise

State and local public finance, financial management
Yüksel Sezgin

Yüksel Sezgin

Associate Professor, Political Science Department

Director, Middle Eastern Studies Program

Senior Research Associate, South Asia Center

Ph.D., University of Washington, 2007

Areas of Expertise

Legal pluralism; informal justice systems; comparative religious law (Islamic, Jewish and Hindu); human and women’s rights in the context of the Middle East, South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Farhana Sultana

Farhana Sultana

Professor, Geography and the Environment Department

Research Director, Environmental Conflict and Collaboration

Senior Research Associate, Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration

Senior Research Associate, South Asia Center

Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 2007

Areas of Expertise

Political ecology, international development, water governance, climate change, environmental justice, sustainability, citizenship, human rights, decolonizing, transnational feminisms, South Asia

Susan Thomas

Susan Thomas

Assistant Professor, School of Education

Senior Research Associate, South Asia Center

Susan Snow Wadley

Susan Snow Wadley

Professor Emeritus, Anthropology Department

Ford-Maxwell Professor of South Asian Studies

Senior Research Associate, South Asia Center

Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1973

Areas of Expertise

Social change, religion, folklore, gender issues, folk art traditions, India, Upstate New York
Joanne Punzo Waghorne

Joanne Punzo Waghorne

Advisory Board Member, South Asia Center

Professor, Religion, College of Arts & Sciences

M.A./Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1976

Areas of Expertise

Contemporary theoretical directions in the study of religion, new religious movements, globalization and transnational migration; urban India, Singapore and the Hindu diaspora
South Asia Center
346 Eggers Hall