Sunila S. Kale

Associate Professor, Chair and Director - South Asia Studies


Sunila Kale teaches in the South Asia Studies and International Studies programs.  Her research, writing, and teaching focus on Indian politics and the political economy of development.

Fellowships, Awards and Grants

  • 2015-16 Fulbright-Nehru senior research fellowship
  • 2015-16 American Institute of Indian Studies Senior Research Fellowship
  • 2013 Joseph W. Elder Prize in the Indian Social Sciences by the American Institute of Indian Studies, awarded to book manuscript Electrifying India


  • University of Texas, Austin, P.h.D., Government, 2007
  • University of Chicago, B.A., (with honors), Political Science, 1995