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Nepal and Himalayan Studies Committee


Anne M. Blackburn

Professor of South Asia and Buddhist Studies

Affliations: Department of Asian Studies, Religious Studies Program, Southeast Asia Program, and South Asia Program. 

Geographic Research Area: Sri Lanka, India, Burma, and Thailand.

Teaching/Research Interests: Buddhist studies, religion and colonialism, and Indian ocean networks.



Bronwen Bledsoe

South Asia Curator and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Asian Studies

Affliations: Carl A. Kroch Library, Department of Asian Studies, and South Asia Program

Geographic Research Area: Nepal.

Teaching/Research Interests: History and texts of transregional South Asia, esp. social, religious, political and urban history of the Newar people of the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal.


Larry Douglas Brown

Sidney Kaufman Professor in Geophysics

Affiliations: Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, College of Engineering, and College of Agriculture and Life Sciences



Allen R. Carlson

Associate Professor of Government

Affliations: Department of Government, Department of Asian Studies, China Asia Pacific Studies Program, Comparative Muslim Societies Program, and East Asia Program

Iftikhar Dadi

Iftikhar Dadi

Associate Professor of History of Art and Director of the South Asia Program

Affiliations:  Institute for Comparative Modernities and South Asia Program.

Geographic Research Area: Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, and Middle East.

Teaching/Research Interests: Modern and contemporary art, methodology and intellectual history, and film, media, and popular cultures.



Kristen Grace

Assistant Director for Advising, Office of Global Learning

Affiliations: Office of Global Learning


Karim-Aly Kassam

International Professor of Environmental and Indigenous Studies

Affiliations: Department of Natural Resources, American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and South Asia Program


Neema Kudva

Associate Professor of City & Regional Planning

Affiliations: Department of City and Regional Planning, Cornell Institute for Public Affairs, Visual Studies Program, Nilgiris Field Learning Center, Carl Becker House, and South Asia Program


Paul Nadasdy

Associate Professor of Anthropology

Affliations: Department of Anthropology and Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future