South Asian Studies Faculty

 

For a list of Associate Members click here

For a list of Emeritus faculty click here
 

 

Full Members

NANDINI ABEDIN

M.Sc, Dhaka University, Bangladesh, (1987); Lecturer, Asian      Languages and Literature; Bangla language and literature.

JAMEEL AHMAD

PhD Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India (2011), MA Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India (1996); Lecturer, Asian Languages and Literatures; Urdu language and literature.

SAREETA AMRUTE

PhD University of Chicago (2007); Assistant Professor, Anthropology; Diasporas; Social networks; international professional migration.

JORDANNA BAILKIN

PhD Stanford University (1998); Associate Professor, History; Colonial History.

MANISH CHALANA

PhD Colorado (2005); Assistant Professor, Urban Design and Planning; International Planning and Development, Historic Preservation Planning, India.

COLLETT COX

PhD Columbia (1983); Professor, Asian Languages and Literature; Comparative religion, Indian and Chinese Buddhism.

PURNIMA DHAVAN

PhD University of Virginia (2003); Assistant Professor, History; Early Modern South Asian History and Literary Culture.  

JENNIFER DUBROW

PhD Chicago (2011); Assistant Professor, Asian Languages and Literature; Urdu language and literature.

TER ELLINGSON

PhD Wisconsin-Madison (1979); Professor, Ethnomusicology and Anthropology; Comparative religions and South Asian ritual, Buddhism, Shamanism, Tibet, Nepal, Sri Lanka.

DARRYL HOLMAN

PhD Penn State University (1996); Associate Professor, Anthropology; human reproductive ecology, anthropological demography, Bangladesh.

SUNILA KALE

PhD University of Texas (2007); Assistant Professor, International Studies; Indian politics and political economy; political economy of development; comparative politics. 

SANTOSH KUMAR

 

PhD University of Houston (2009); Lecturer, Global Health; Health Economics, Development Economics, and Program Evaluation.

SONAL KHULLAR

PhD UC-Berkeley (2009); Assistant Professor, Art History; colonialism, nationalism, and modernism in South Asia; feminist art practice and theory art and anthropology.

TIMOTHY LENZ

PhD Washington (1999); Lecturer, Asian Languages and Literature; Sanskrit language and literature; Early Buddhist Manuscripts Project.

DONNA LEONETTI

PhD Washington (1976); Professor, Anthropology; Bio-cultural anthropology, household ecology and intergenerational effects on fertility, child survival and health in NE India.

CLARK LOMBARDI

PhD Columbia (2001), JD Columbia (1998); Assistant Professor, Law; Islamic law, constitutional law, comparative legal institutions, development law, law and religion, Afghanistan.

SUDHIR MAHADEVAN

PhD New York University (2008); Assistant Professor, Comparative Literature; Indian cinema, world cinemas, media history and theory, film theory and history.

BIREN (RATNESH) NAGDA

PhD University of Michigan (1996); Associate Professor, School of Social Work; education and intergroup dialogue, South Asian diaspora.

CHRISTIAN NOVETZKE

PhD Columbia University (2002); Associate Professor, South Asia Studies, International Studies, and Comparative Religion; Indian culture, religion, and history; religious studies theory and historiographic theory.

 

ARZOO OSANLOO

PhD Stanford (2002); Assistant Professor, Law, Justice & Society Program and Anthropology; Gender and Islam, human rights and the Islamic state, Pakistan.

PREM PAHLAJRAI

MSEE, Georgia Tech (1990); MA, Washington (2005); Lecturer, Asian Languages and Literature; Hindi Language and Literature, Indian Philosophy.

SAMUEL PARKER

PhD Chicago (1989); Associate Professor, IAS  (Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences), UW-Tacoma; aesthetic anthropology, India.

HEIDI PAUWELS

PhD Washington (1994); Associate Professor, Asian Languages and Literature; Hindi literature, Hinduism.

ASEEM PRAKASH

PhD Indiana (1997); Professor, Political Science and Walker Family Professor for the College of Arts and Sciences; environmental policy, CSR, globalization, international political economy, India.

VIKRAM PRAKASH

PhD Cornell (1994); Professor, Architecture; history of architecture, urban design, women and development, India.

PRITI RAMAMURTHY

PhD Syracuse (1995); Professor and Department Chair, Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies; Adjunct Professor, American Ethnic Studies; Former Director, South Asia Center; gender & globalization; labor; agricultural biotechnologies; social movements; development; India.

RathodPRADIPSINH RATHOD

PhD Oregon Health Sciences University (1982); Professor, Chemistry; Adjunct Professor, Global Health; malaria research in South Asia.

CABEIRI DeBERGH ROBINSON

PhD Cornell (2005); Assistant Professor, International Studies, Adjunct, Anthropology; political violence, socio-cultural anthropology, historical anthropology, refugees, human rights, political Islam, Pakistan, India, Kashmir.

RICHARD G. SALOMON

PhD Pennsylvania (1975); Professor, Asian Languages and Literature; Sanskrit language and literature, history of early India, Gandharan studies.

MICHAEL C. SHAPIRO

PhD Chicago (1974); Professor, Asian Languages and Literature; Interim Divisional Dean for Humanities; Adjunct Professor of Linguistics; Hindi, Indo-Aryan languages and linguistics.

NATHALIE WILLIAMS

PhD University of Michigan (2009); Assistant Professor, International Studies and Sociology; migration, social demography, armed conflict, climate change, Nepal.

ANAND A. YANG

PhD Virginia (1976); Professor of International Studies and History; popular culture in colonial India, colonial systems of discipline and punishment, South Asian diasporas and migrations, India and China relations and comparisons.

 

South Asia Center
University of Washington
303 Thomson Hall
Box 353650
Seattle, WA 98195
(206) 543-4800 phone
(206) 685-0668 fax
sascuw@u.washington.edu

Anand Yang, Director

Keith Snodgrass, Associate Director

Molly Wilskie-Kala, Program Coordinator

Nick Gottschall, Graduate Student Assistant

Robyn Davis, FLAS Coordinator
206-616-8679
rldavis@uw.edu

Sunila Kale, Graduate Program Coordinator