Sunila Kale

Chair and Director, South Asian Studies, Jackson School of International Studies, Associate Professor, Jackson School of International Studies
Sunila Kale



Sunila Kale is an associate professor, chair of the South Asian Studies program and director of the South Asian Studies Center at the Jackson School. Her research and teaching focus on Indian and South Asian politics and political economy. Kale’s first book, Electrifying India, focuses on the politics of energy and infrastructure in post-independent India. She has several ongoing research projects, including the study of energy, infrastructure, and development in India; the politics of extractive industries, focused empirically on eastern India; and a collaborate project about the politics of yoga in India and the United States.


  • University of Texas, Austin, PhD in Government,