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2019-20 Faculty Publications: Journal Articles and Book Chapters

July 13, 2020

During the 2019-20 academic year, South Asia Center faculty published dozens of scholarly articles and book chapters on international and South Asian topics.

Note: this snapshot of publications, covering articles published in peer-reviewed journals and books between roughly summer 2019 and spring 2020, is by no means intended to be exhaustive. Our faculty regularly publish op-eds, columns, reviews, interviews, and other outputs – as well as scholarly publications on non-South Asian topics – which may not be reflected here.


Adcock, Cassie, and Radhika Govindrajan. “Bovine Politics in South Asia: Rethinking Religion, Law and Ethics.” South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies 42, no. 6 (2019): 1095-107.

Angelucci, Manuela, and Rachel Heath. “Women Empowerment Programs and Intimate Partner Violence.” AEA Papers and Proceedings 110 (2020): 610-14.

Anu Aryal, David Citrin, Scott Halliday, Anirudh Kumar, Prajwol Nepal, Archana Shrestha, Rachel Nugent, and Dan Schwarz. “Estimated Cost for Cardiovascular Disease Risk-based Management at a Primary Healthcare Center in Nepal.” Global Health Research and Policy 5, no. 1 (2020): 1-9.

Becerra-Lubies, Rukmini, and Manka Varghese. “Expansive Learning in Teachers’ Professional Development: A Case Study of Intercultural and Bilingual Preschools in Chile.” International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism 22, no. 8 (2019): 940-57.

Carlson, Elwood D., and Nathalie E. Williams, eds. Comparative Demography of the Syrian Diaspora: European and Middle Eastern Destinations. Vol. 20. Springer Nature, 2020.

Carlson, Elwood D., and Nathalie E. Williams. “Demographic Comparisons of Syrian Populations.” In Comparative Demography of the Syrian Diaspora: European and Middle Eastern Destinations, pp. 377-395. Springer, Cham, 2020.

Chalana, Manish, Tridib Banerjee, and Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris. “Urban Design and Informal Urbanism: Case Studies from Delhi and Mumbai.” In The New Companion to Urban Design, 175-88. 1st ed. Routledge, 2019.

Chalana, Manish, Vinayak Bharne, and Trudi Sandmeier. “The Future of the Recent Past: Challenges Facing Modern Heritage from the Postcolonial Decades in India.” In Routledge Companion to Global Heritage Conservation, 477-86. 1st ed. Routledge, 2019.

Charusheela, S. “Revisiting Transition.” In Postdevelopment in Practice: Alternatives, Economies, Ontologies, 66-83. 1st ed. Routledge, 2019.

Clercq, Eva De, and Heidi Pauwels. “Epic and Vernacular Production in Tomar Gwalior in the Fifteenth Century.” South Asian History and Culture 11, no. 1 (2020): 1-15.

Curto, Ariadna, Otavio Ranzani, Carles Milà, Margaux Sanchez, Julian D Marshall, Bharati Kulkarni, Santhi Bhogadi, Sanjay Kinra, Gregory A Wellenius, and Cathryn Tonne. “Lack of Association between Particulate Air Pollution and Blood Glucose Levels and Diabetic Status in Peri-urban India.” Environment International 131 (2019).

DSchwarz, D and SK Dhungana, A Kumar, B Acharya, P Agrawal, Anu Aryal, A Baum, N Choudhury, D Citrin, B Dangal, M Dhimal, B Gauchan, T Krishna Gupta, S Halliday, B Karmacharya, S Kishore, B Koirala, U Kshatriya, E Levine, Sheela Maru, P Rimal, Sabitri Sapkota, R Schwarz, A Shrestha, A Thapa, D Maru. “An integrated intervention for chronic care management in rural Nepal: a type 2 hybrid effectiveness-implementation study.” Trials 2020;21:1 19.

Dubrow, Jennifer. “The Aesthetics of the Fragment: Progressivism and Literary Modernism in the Work of the All-India Progressive Writers’ Association.” Journal of Postcolonial Writing 55, no. 5 (2019): 589-601.

Dupuy, Kendra, and Aseem Prakash. “Why Restrictive NGO Foreign Funding Laws Reduce Voter Turnout in Africa’s National Elections.” Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly (2020).

Ghimire, Dirgha, Yang Zhang, and Nathalie Williams. “Husbands’ migration: increased burden on or more autonomy for wives left behind?.” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies (2019): 1-22.

Ghulam Hussain, A.K.M, Nigar Nargis, S.M Ashiquzzaman, and Fahad Khalil. “The Employment Impact of Microcredit Program Participation in Bangladesh: Evidence from a Longitudinal Household Survey.” World Development Perspectives 13 (2019): 34-49.

Harsha Bangura, A, I Nirola, P Thapa, D Citrin, B Belbase, B Bogati, N BK, S Khadka, L Kunwar, S Halliday, N Choudhury, R Schwarz, M Adhikari, SP Kalaunee, S Rising, D Maru, S Maru. “Measuring fidelity, feasibility, costs: an implementation evaluation of a cluster-controlled trial of group antenatal care in rural Nepal.” BMC Reproductive Health 2020.

Heath, Rachel, Melissa Hidrobo, and Shalini Roy. “Cash Transfers, Polygamy, and Intimate Partner Violence: Experimental Evidence from Mali.” Journal of Development Economics 143 (2020).

Hock, R., G. Rosul et al. [Contributing Author: Sherpa, Pasang Y.]  Chapter 2 “High Mountain Areas.” IPCC Special Report on the Oceans and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate, Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) (2019).

Holtmaat, Ellen Alexandra, Christopher Adolph, and Aseem Prakash. “The global diffusion of environmental clubs: how pressure from importing countries supports the chemical industry’s Responsible Care® program.” World Development 127 (2020).

Hughes, Christina, Prem Bhandari, Linda Young-DeMarco, Jeffrey Swindle, Arland Thornton, and Nathalie Williams. “Family Obligation Attitudes, Gender, and Migration.” International Journal of Sociology (2020): 1-28.

Hunter, Lori M., and Aseem Prakash. “Hardin’s oversimplification of population growth.” Nature Sustainability 2, no. 2 (2019): 78-79.

Iyengar, Shalini, Nives Dolšak, and Aseem Prakash. “Selectively Assertive: Interventions of India’s Supreme Court to Enforce Environmental Laws.” Sustainability 11, no. 24 (2019): 7234.

Johnson, Leslie C M, Lydia Chwastiak, Subramani Poongothai, Nikhil Tandon, Ranjit Mohan Anjana, Sosale Aravind, Gumpeny Ramachandra Sridhar, Deepa Rao, Viswanathan Mohan, and Mohammed K Ali. “Adaptations and Patient Responses to Behavioral Intervention Components in a Depression-focused Chronic Disease Care Model Implemented in India.” Translational Behavioral Medicine 10, no. 1 (2020): 35-45.

Kale, Sunila S, and Nimah Mazaheri. “Indigenous Welfare, Tribal Homelands, and the Impact of Civil Society Organizations: A Subnational Analysis of Federal India.” In Inside Countries : Subnational Research in Comparative Politics. Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2019.

Kale, Sunila S. “Business and State in Odisha’s Extractive Economy.” In Business and Politics in India, Chapter 10. Oxford University Press, 2019.

Kou, Huaiyun, Manish Chalana, and Jian Zhou. “Diverse Approaches to the Preservation of Built Vernacular Heritage: Case Study of Post-disaster Reconstruction of the Xijie Historic District in Dujiangyan City, China.” Journal of Architectural Conservation 26, no. 1 (2020): 71-86.

Krishnamurthy, Sandeep. “The Future of Business Education: A Commentary in the Shadow of the Covid-19 Pandemic.” Journal of Business Research 117 (2020): 1-5.

Marino, Joseph. “From the Blacksmith’s Forge to the Fires of Hell: Eating the Red-Hot Iron Ball in Early Buddhist Literature.” Buddhist Studies Review 36 no. 1 (2019): 31-51.

McMillin, Divya. “In the Big League: Television and Gaming in India.” In The Routledge Companion to Global Television, 346-58. 1st ed. Routledge, 2020.

Milà, Carles, Ariadna Curto, Asya Dimitrova, V. Sreekanth, Sanjay Kinra, Julian D Marshall, and Cathryn Tonne. “Identifying Predictors of Personal Exposure to Air Temperature in Peri-urban India.” Science of the Total Environment 707 (2020): 136114.

Mosca, Matthew W. “Comprehending the Qing Empire: Building Multilingual Competence in an Age of Imperial Rivalry, 1792-1820.” The International History Review: Transformations of Intercultural Diplomacies 41, no. 5 (2019): 1057-075.

Nepal, P and R Schwarz, D Citrin, A Thapa, B Acharya, Y Acharya, A Aryal, Am Aryal, V Bhandari, L Bhatt, D Bhattarai, , B Dangal, M Dhimal, S Dhungana, B Gauchan, SP Kalaunee, L Kunwar, D Maru, I Nirola, R Paudel, HJ Rayamazi, S Sapkota, D Schwarz, P Thapa, Pr Thapa, A Tiwari, R Tuitui, E Walter, S Maru. “Costing analysis of a pilot community health worker program in rural Nepal.” Global Health: Science and Practice 2020;8(2):239-255.

Novetzke, Christian Lee. “The Political Field of Bhakti at the Emergence of Marathi Literature in Premodern India.” In Regional Communities of Devotion in South Asia: Insiders, Outsiders, and Interlopers, 122-36. 1st ed. Vol. 1. Routledge, 2020.

Osanloo, Arzoo. “The Law Knows No Shame: Robert Redfield’s “Primitive Law” and the Persistence of Honor in Contemporary Societies.” American Anthropologist 121, no. 3 (2019): 729-33.

Ostroff, Samuel. “An Uncertain Venture: Pearling Labor and Imperial Political Economy in South India and Sri Lanka, c. 1790-1840,” in Pearls, People, Power: Global Commodity History and Material Culture in the Transformation of the Indian Ocean World, edited by Pedro Machado, Steven Mullins, and Joseph Christensen. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2019.

Pauwels, Heidi. “Conclusions: roots and routes.” South Asian History and Culture 11, no. 1 (2020): 110-12.

Pauwels, Heidi. “Introduction: Vernacular performance, memory construction, and emotions: warrior epics, Akhārās, and giant Jinas in Gwalior.” South Asian History and Culture, 11, no. 1 (2020): 1-7.

Pauwels, Heidi. “Reading Pictures: Towards a Synoptic Reading Combining Textual and Art Historical Approaches.” In Early Modern India: Literatures and Images, Texts and Languages, 39–54. Cross Asia eBooks, 2019.

Pauwels, Heidi. “Power Permutations in Old Hindi Manuscripts: Who asks the questions and who gives the answers, Rāmānanda or Kabīr?” Manuscript Studies 4.1 (2019): 42–71. 

Pauwels, Heidi. “The Tomars’ New Emotional Regime: Martial Hindu Identity?” South Asian History and Culture 11, no. 1 (2020): 23-39.

Pauwels, Heidi, and Eva De Clercq. “Epic and vernacular production in Tomar Gwalior in the fifteenth century.” South Asian History and Culture 11, no. 1 (2020): 8-22.

Peercy, Megan Madigan, Manka Varghese, and Nancy Dubetz. “Critically Examining Practice‐Based Teacher Education for Teachers of Language Minoritized Youth.” TESOL Quarterly 53, no. 4 (2019): 1173-185.

Peercy, Megan Madigan, Judy Sharkey, Laura Baecher, Suhanthie Motha, and Manka Varghese. “Exploring TESOL Teacher Educators as Learners and Reflective Scholars: A Shared Narrative Inquiry.” TESOL Journal 10, no. 4 (2019).

Pragya Rimal, Duncan Maru, Lydia Chwastiak, Pawan Agrawal, Deepa Rao, Sikhar Swar, David Citrin, and Bibhav Acharya. “Treatment Recommendations Made by a Consultant Psychiatrist to Improve the Quality of Care in a Collaborative Mental Health Intervention in Rural Nepal.” BMC Psychiatry 20, no. 1 (2020): 1-6.

Prakash, Aseem. “Nonprofit Governance, Public Policy, and the Oxfam Scandal: An Introduction.” Nonprofit Policy Forum 10, no. 4 (2019).

Prakāsh, Vikramāditya, and Daniel E Coslett. “Working through the Neocolonialist Habit.” In Neocolonialism and Built Heritage: Echoes of Empire in Africa, Asia, and Europe, 259-68. 1st ed. Vol. 1. Routledge, 2020.

Ramamurthy, Priti. “Translocal Householding.” Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East 40, no. 1 (2020): 86-93.

Ramamurthy, Priti, and Kiran Asher. “Rethinking decolonial and postcolonial knowledges beyond regions to imagine transnational solidarity.” Hypatia, Special Issue: Toward Decolonial Feminisms: Tracing the Lineages of Decolonial Thinking through Latin American/Latinx Feminist Philosophy, 2020, 1–6.

Ranzani, Otavio T, Carles Milà, Margaux Sanchez, Santhi Bhogadi, Bharati Kulkarni, Kalpana Balakrishnan, Sankar Sambandam, Jordi Sunyer, Julian D Marshall, Sanjay Kinra, and Cathryn Tonne. “Association between Ambient and Household Air Pollution with Carotid Intima-media Thickness in Peri-urban South India: CHAI-Project.” International Journal of Epidemiology 49, no. 1 (2020): 69-79.

Roberts, Marilyn C,  Prabhu Raj Joshi, Stefan Monecke, Ralf Ehricht, Elke Müller, Darius Gawlik, Saroj Paudel, Mahesh Acharya, Sankalpa Bhattarai, Sujana Pokharel, Reshma Tuladhar, Mukesh K. Chalise, and Randall C. Kyes. “MRSA Strains in Nepalese Rhesus Macaques (Macaca Mulatta) and Their Environment.” Frontiers in Microbiology 10 (2019): 2505.

Scurlock, Rebecca, Nives Dolsak, and Aseem Prakash. “Recovering from Scandals: Twitter Coverage of Oxfam and Save the Children Scandals.” VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations 31, no. 1 (2020): 94-110.

Sherpa, Pasang Y. “Indigenous Sherpa Religion.” In Brill’s Encyclopedia of the Religions of the Indigenous People of South Asia Online. Brill Academic Publishers, 2019.

Sherpa, Pasang Y. “Sustaining Sherpa language and culture in New York.” Book 2.0 9, no. 1-2 (2019): 19-29.

Shi, Wei, Brian L. Connelly, Jeremy D. Mackey, and Abhinav Gupta. “Placing Their Bets: The Influence of Strategic Investment on CEO Pay‐for‐performance.” Strategic Management Journal 40, no. 12 (2019): 2047-077.

Spencer, Benjamin R, Lisa M Abendroth, and Bryan Bell. “Engaging the Field Experience: Integrated, Interdisciplinary, On-Site, Enduring.” In Public Interest Design Education Guidebook: Curricula, Strategies, and SEED Academic Case Studies, 155-57. 1st ed. Routledge, 2019.

Thornton, Arland, Prem Bhandari, Jeffrey Swindle, Nathalie Williams, Linda Young-DeMarco, Cathy Sun, and Christina Hughes.” Fatalistic Beliefs and Migration Behaviors: A Study of Ideational Demography in Nepal.” Population Research and Policy Review (2019): 1-28.

Varghese, Manka, Julia R Daniels, and Caryn C Park. “Structuring Disruption within University-Based Teacher Education Programs: Possibilities and Challenges of Race-Based Caucuses.” Teachers College Record 121, no. 6 (2019).

Varghese, Manka, and Ronald Fuentes. “College Capital and Constraint Agency: First-Generation Immigrant Emergent-Bilingual Students’ College Success.” Teachers College Record 122, no. 1 (2020).

Williams, Nathalie E, and Clark Gray. “Spatial and Temporal Dimensions of Weather Shocks and Migration in Nepal.” Population and Environment 41, no. 3 (2020): 286-305.

Williams, Nathalie E, and Elwood D. Carlson. “Conceptualizing the Syrian Refugee Crisis and Migration during Armed Conflict.” In Comparative Demography of the Syrian Diaspora: European and Middle Eastern Destinations, pp. 3-12. Springer, Cham (2020).

Williams, Nathalie E, Christina Hughes, Prem Bhandari, Arland Thornton, Linda Young-DeMarco, Cathy Sun, and Jeffrey Swindle. “When Does Social Capital Matter for Migration? A Study of Networks, Brokers, and Migrants in Nepal.” International Migration Review (2020).

Williams, Nathalie E, Prem Bhandari, Linda Young-Demarco, Jeffrey Swindle, Christina Hughes, Loritta Chan, Arland Thornton, and Cathy Sun. “Ethno-Caste Influences on Migration Rates and Destinations.” World Development 130 (2020).

Wineman, Ayala L., C. Leigh Y. Anderson, Didier Yélognissè W. Alia, Timothy Njagi, Priscilla Wainaina, Eric Njue, Miltone W. Ayieko, Travis W. Reynolds, and Pierre Biscaye. “A Case of Mistaken Identity? Measuring Rates of Improved Seed Adoption in Tanzania Using DNA Fingerprinting.” Journal of Agricultural Economics (2020).

WJ Wu, A Tiwari, N Choudhury, I Basnett, R Bhatt, D Citrin, S Halliday, L Kunwar, D Maru, I Nirola, S Pandey, HJ Rayamazi, S Sapkota, A Thapa, P Chaudhary, A Goldberg, S Maru, S Saud. “Community-based postpartum contraceptive counseling in rural Nepal: a mixed methods evaluation.” Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters 2020;28(2).