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Farhana Ahmad

Farhana is a Phd Student in the Department of City and Regional Planning at Cornell. Her research intersects the fields of adaptation planning, water and institutional reform in Bangladesh. Her work examines how and why processes of adaptation planning by institutions differentially affect cities, regions and communities, and the implications of these processes for questions of vulnerability, equity and sustainability.  Farhana's interest in issues of equity in cities comes comes from her 10 plus years of experience working in the international development field.

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Manasicha Akepiyapornchai

Manasicha Akepiyapornchai is pursuing a doctoral degree in Asian Literature, Religion, and Culture from the Department of Asian Studies, Cornell University. Her project, under the supervision of Lawrence J. McCrea, focuses on the development of the Śrīvaiṣṇavas’ soteriological doctrine of prapatti, especially in the time of Vedāntadeśika. She explores the relationship between Vedāntadeśika’s systematization of prapatti and the production of his multilingual corpus, written in Sanskrit, Maṇipravāḷa, and Tamil. She is expecting to graduate in May 2022.

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Naadhria Ali

Degree : Master’s International Agriculture and Rural Development

Language: Hindi

Research Interests: Traditional Cropping Systems and Underutilized Crop in Semi -Arid West Africa and South India

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Aziz Ali

2017-2018 South Asian Studies Fellow

National Manager, Natural Resources Management, Aga Khan Foundation, Kabul, Afghanistan

Vulnerability and Disaster Risk Assessments in the Emerging Scenario of Climate Change in North-Eastern Afghanistan

 

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Anindita Banerjee

Associate Professor of Comparative Literature

Affliations: Department of Comparative Literature, Cornell Institute of European Studies, Polson Institute of Global Development, Visual Studies Program, and South Asia Program.

Geographic Research Area: Russia, Eurasia, and India.

Teaching/Research Interests: Technology and culture, energy and the environment, media studies, and migration studies.

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Daniel Bass

Administrative Manager & Fellowship Coordinator and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Anthropology & Asian Studies

Geographic Research Area: Sri Lanka, India, and South Asian diasporas

Research Interests: Ethnicity, citizenship, tea plantations, diaspora, and popular culture.

Office: 170E Uris Hal

Email: dmb46@cornell.edu

Phone: 607-255-8923

 

 

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Alaka Basu

Professor of Development Sociology

 

Geographic Research Area: India.

Teaching/Research Interests: Population studies, reproductive health and family planning, gender and dvelopment, child health and mortality, and culture and demographic behavior.

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Arnab Basu

Professor of Applied Economics & Management

 

Geographic Research Area: India.

Teaching/Research Interests: Development economics, field experiments, information economics, international trade, and labor economics.

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Kaushik Basu

C. Marks Professor of International Studies and Professor of Economics

 

Geographic Research Area: India.

Teaching/Research Interests: Development economics, industrial organization, game theory and welfare economics.

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Matthew Baxter

Matthew Baxter works on South Asia as a comparative political theorist, focusing on Tamil-speaking South India and Non-Brahmin politics.  As a Visiting Scholar in the South Asia Program, he is working towards the completion of a book manuscript tentatively titled The Politics of Embrace: On the Non-Brahmin Self-Respect Critique of Gandhian Self-Rule.

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Isha Bhatnagar

Isha is a MS/Phd student in the Department of Development Sociology. Her research interests include the study of gender, as a system of knowledge and as practice, specifically in relation to patterns of fertility and the family, with a regional focus on India. In her current work, she is examining the expectations and roles of daughters and parents of daughters, in the context of cultural norms and fertility decline within the political economy of development.

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Rohil Bhatnagar

Rohil holds a Bachelor’s engineering degree in Biotechnology from India, and a Master’s degree in Food Science from Cornell. His doctoral research is focused on developing novel iron-rich microalgae composites and exploring their utility as potential fortificants in food commodities to improve iron nutrition. In his role as a Tata-Cornell Scholar, he conducts fieldwork in rural, marginalized communities in India and studies location-specific community trends that modulate nutritional iron status.

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Anne M. Blackburn

Professor of South Asia and Buddhist Studies and Director of the South Asia Program

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.

 

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Anne M. Blackburn

Director of the South Asia Program and Professor of Asian Studies

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

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

Office: 170D Uris Hall

Email: amb242@cornell.edu

Phone: 607-255-8909

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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.

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Daniel Boucher

Associate Professor of Asian Studies

 

Geographic Research Area: India and China.

Teaching/Research Interests: Mahayan Buddhism, translation, language and religion.

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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

 

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Vincent Burgess

Vincent is a PhD candidate in the Asian Religions doctoral program of the Department of Asian Studies. He has received a 2016-17 Fulbright Student Fellowship to conduct his research over the next year in India.  His research is currently focused on discourses of renunciation and environmentalism against contemporary, north Indian religious traditions, particularly how such discourses have intersected with various conceptions and articulations of modernity.

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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

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Jeffrey Chusid

Associate Professor of City and Regional Planning

 

Geographic Research Area: India, China, Ukraine, Fiji and America.

Teaching/Research Interests: Historic cements, modernist architecure, cultural exchange and sustainable development.

 

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William Coffman

Academic Director and Professor of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Teaching/Research Interests: Agricultural biotechnology, intellectual property, international agriculture, international development, and plant breeding and genetics 

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Patrick Cummins

Patrick Cummins is a Ph.D. student in Asian Literature, Religion, and Culture, who works as an intellectual historian of Sanskrit knowledge systems. His primary areas of interest are Epistemology (Nyāya), Scriptural Hermeneutics of the Vedas (Mīmāṃsā), Sanskrit's Indigenous Grammatical Tradition (Vyākaraṇa), and Sanskrit Poetics (Alaṅkāraśāstra).

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Iftikhar Dadi

Associate Professor of History of Art

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.

 

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Ranjana Das

Humphrey Fellow - India

Program focus: gender equality, social justice in agriculture and rural livelihoods

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Shaila Desouza

Dr Shaila Desouza has a PhD from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai and has been the principal champion of Women’s Studies at Goa University, Goa, India for the past 25 years (since 1992). She has been actively involved through her research, writing, teaching and activism with social movements in India working for equality, justice and peace and has a special interest in issues around development, health, violence and empowerment.

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Kaitlin Emmanuel

Kaitlin Emmanuel holds a B.A. in Art History from the University of California, Berkeley (2011) and a M.A. in Asian Studies from Cornell University (2017). Her work draws on postcolonial theory, cosmopolitanism, and comparative modernities to examine how socio-political legacies condition art making, particularly in studies of global modernism, nationalism and the subaltern. Under the PhD program in Art History at Cornell, she extends this analysis to her experience working with and researching the Sri Lanka avant-garde.

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Shelley Feldman

Retired Professor of Sociology

 

Geographic Research Area: Bangladesh.

Teaching/Research Interests: Agriculture development, climate change, community-based approaches, economic development, and environment.

 

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Julia L. Finkelstein

Follett Sesquicentennial Faculty Fellow and Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition

 

Geographic Research Area: India, Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, and America.

Teaching/Research Interests: Design and conduct of randomized clinical trials, cohort studies, and surveillance programs in resource-limited settings.

Brenna Fitzgerald

Brenna Fitzgerald

Outreach Coordinator

 

Office: Kahin Center

Email: bef7@cornell.edu

Phone: 607-255-6688

Valerie

Valerie Foster Githinji

Administrative Assistant

 

Office: 170 Uris Hall

Email: vef9@cornell.edu

Phone: 607-255-8493

 

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Karlie Fox-Knudtsen

Karlie is a PhD. student in the Department of Socio-cultural Anthropology. There she focuses on India religions, sovereignty, reform movements, temporality, and psycho-analysis. She has completed her Masters of Theological Studies (MTS) Degree at Harvard University Divinity School in the anthropology of South Asian Religions and Sanskrit Literature. Most recently she looked at futurity and sustainability discourses in Western Odisha, mining development and slumification in northwestern Odisha State, and religion and regional sovereignties.

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Anya Gedrath-Smith

Degree: Master of Regional Planning

Language: Nepali

Research Interests: Land Use and Environmental Planning, with a focus on sustainable community development and food systems.

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Durba Ghosh

Professor of History

Affiliations: Department of History, Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Program, and South Asia Program. 

Geographic Research Area: India and Pakistan.

Teaching/Research Interests: History of British colonialism, popular and radical political movements, and gender and sexuality.

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Iago Gocheleishvili

Senior Lecturer of Near Eastern Studies

Geographic Reserach Area: Midle East

Teaching/Research Interests: Democracy in Modern Iran, Russo-Iranian Relations, Constitutional movements in the Middle East, Mongol Rule in the Middle East

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Daniel Gold

Professor of South Asia Religions

Affliations: Department of Asian Studies, Religous Studies Program, and South Asia Program

Geographic Research Area: India.

Teaching/Research Interests: South Asian religions, North Indian devotional traditions, and modern Indian religious movements.

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Raashid Goyal

Degree: PhD, Near Eastern Studies

Language: Persian

Research Interests: Formation of Islamic legal thought and dogma, Islamicate literature

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Kristen Grace

Associate Director of Cornell Abroad

Affiliations: Cornell Abroad

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Charvi Gupta

Charvi Gupta is a graduate student in the City and Regional Planning department at Cornell University. Having a professional background in Planning from the School of Planning and Architecture in Delhi, India, she is currently focussed working towards the inclusion of human factor, within the development and planning framework, to restore the genius loci and facilitate economic growth. 

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Martin Hatch

Professor Emeritus of Music

 

Geographic Research Area: Southeast Asia, Africa and Turkey.

Teaching/Research Interests: Performing arts of Southeast Asia, both past and present.

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Bandara Herath

Senior Lecturer of Asian Studies

 

Geographic Research Area: Sri Lanka.

Teaching/Research Interests: Teaching Sinhala as a second language, and English-Sinhala translation.

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Ronald Herring

Professor Emeritus of Government

 

Geographic Research Area: India.

Teaching/Research Interests: Agrarian political economy and agrarian reform; ethnicity and conflict; political ecology and development; and social conflicts around science and genetic engineering.

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Carter Higgins

Carter Higgins is a scholar of contemporary Hinduism in northern India (especially in Rajasthan and its regional connections) and the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal. He holds a Ph.D. in Asian Literature, Religion, and Culture from Cornell University, and has held academic positions at Wake Forest University and the National University of Singapore. 

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Peter Hobbs

Adjunct Professor and Associate Director of IP-CALS Academic Program

Geographic Research Area: South Asia

Teaching/Research Interests: Tropical cropping systems, international agriculture and rural development, agroforestry systems

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David Holmberg

Professor Emeritus of Anthropology

 

Geographic Research Area: Nepal and the Himalaya region.

Teaching/Research Interests: Ritual syncretism, ritual and myth with power, state system of forced labor, and history of anthropology of the Himalayas.

 

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Labib Hossain

Labib Hossain is a Ph.D. student in the History of Architecture and Urban Development program. His studies focus on the traditional practices (ex. muslin weaving) in monsoon landscape that can offer an alternative reading of human habitation, one that challenges the dry/permanent ground and serves to open a new imagination that shifts us from a divided landscape of contained waters to a ground of wetness. The idea of dwelling derived from weaving questions the rigid dichotomy of land and water and the way they are conventionally categorized as separate entities.

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Samantha Huey

Samantha is a PhD student in International Nutrition, in the division of Nutritional Sciences. Her research focuses on nutritional, immunologic, and microbiological outcomes in children in Mumbai, India. She is particularly interested in how vitamin D status may predict immune function and the gut microbiome composition. Currently, she is in Mumbai, India and is conducting preliminary work for a large randomized biofortification trial among children living in urban slums. 

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Sumaira Ishfaq

Humphrey Fellow - Pakistan

Program focus:  rural development for small farmers, especially women

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Barkha Kagliwal

Barkha is a PhD student at the Department of Science and Technology Studies. In her current work Barkha examines the role of technology in changing the food system in India. She focuses on the packaged foods market to bring out the interaction between science, technology and social order.

 

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Sital Kalantry

Clinical Professor of Law

Affliations: Law School, International Human Rights Clinic, Avon Global Center for Women & Justice, International Innovation Corp, Peace Brigades International, International Human Rights Committee of the New York City Bar Association, and South Asia Program.

Geographic Research Area: India, United States, and Argentina.

Teaching/Research Interests: International human rights law, women's rights, and economic, social, and cultral rights.

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Ravi Kanbur

T. H. Lee Professor of World Affairs, International Professor of Applied Economics and Management, and Professor of Economics

Geographic Research Area: India, China, Malaysia, and Sri Lanka.

Teaching/Research Interests: Development economics, public economics and economic theory and international development.

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Sabrina Karim

Assistant Professor of Government

Geographic Reserach Area: Sub-Saharan Africa 

Teaching/Reserach Interests: Conflict and Peace Processes, and state building in the aftermath of civil war 

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Karim-Aly Saleh 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

Geographic Research Area: Afghanistan, India, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, China, Alaska, Canada, and Russia.

Teaching/Research Interests: Human and environmental relations, indigenous ways of knowing, food sovereignty, sustainable livelihoods, and climate change.

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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

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Mary Katzenstein

Stephen and Evalyn Professor of American Studies, Emerita

 

Geographic Research Area: India and America.

Teaching/Research Interests: Incarceration, political activism, ethnic activism, and gender.

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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.

Geographic Research Area: India.

Teaching/Research Interests: Urbanization, planning theory, research methods, transborder/transdiscipline engaged learning.

 

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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

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Sarosh Kuruvilla

Professor of Industrial Relations, Asian Studies and Public Affairs

 

Geographic Research Area: Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan, China, and India.

Teaching/Research Interests: Comparative industrial relations, industrial relations policies and practices, national human resource policies and practices, and economic development policies

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Austin Lord

Degree: PhD, Anthropology

Language: Nepali

Research Interests: Energy, Disaster, Infrastructures, Risk, Vulnerability, Finance, Anticipation

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Austin Lord

Austin Lord is a PhD Student of Sociocultural Anthropology whose research interests include disaster and aftermath, the political ecology of infrastructure development, anticipation and futurity, the conceptualization of risk and resilience, and the lived experience of uncertainty and environmental change in Nepal.

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Barbara Lust

Professor of Human Development

 

Geographic Research Area: Sri Lanka.

Teaching/Research Interests: Cognitive Science, developmental psychology, and linguistics.

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Mukul Majumdar

Professor Emeritus of Economics

 

Geographic Research Area: India.

Teaching/Research Interests: Sustainable economic development, intertemporal decentralization, dynamical systems: chao-cycles, and allocation theory and international trade theory.

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Aparajita Majumdar

Aparajita is a PhD candidate in the History Department. Her research brings together ideas concerning matter, space and ecology in the histories of resource extraction. She works primarily on the accumulation of 'wild' rubber in the north eastern tracts of British India, with specific interests in scientific forestry, borders and contraband economies.

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Thibaud Marcesse

Thibaud is a PhD candidate in the Government Department at Cornell University. His dissertation investigates the impact of institutional change in the field of poverty alleviation on the strategies pursued by political parties in rural India. He focuses specifically on the ways brokers interact with citizens and party elites. His broader research interests include the political economy of development, institutions, political parties, ethnicity and the politics of foreign aid.

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Kathryn March

Professor Emerita of Anthropology

Geographic Research Area: Nepal and the Himalayas.

Teaching/Research Interests: Gender, ethnicity, religion and culture.

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Larry McCrea

Professor of Asian Studies

 

Geographic Research Area: India.

Teaching/Research Interests: Sanskrit poetics, text intergpretation, and Buddhist studies.

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Kaja McGowan

Associate Professor of History of Art

 

Geographic Research Area: India and Indonesia.

Teaching/Research Interests: Gender studies, colonialism, landscape and the human body, and material culture.

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Saurabh Mehta

Associate Professor of Global Health, Epidemiology, and Nutrition

 

Geographic Research Area: India, Kenya and Ecuador.

Teaching/Research Interests: Infectious disease, nutrition, and epidemiology.

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Hirokazu Miyazaki

Professor of Anthropology, John S. Knight Professor of International Studies and Director of the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

Affliations: Department of Anthropology, Department of Asian Studies, East Asia Program, and Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

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Satya Mohanty

Professor of English

Geographic Research Area: India.

Teaching/Research Interests: Critical theory, twentieth-century literature, colonial and postcolonial studies, and modernism and postmodernism.

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Sreemati Mukherjee

Senior Lecturer of Bengali

Geographic Research Area: India and Bangladesh.

Teaching/Research Interests: Bengali and English, esp. linguistic variety in oral Bengali.

 

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Viranjini Munasinghe

Associate Professor of Anthropology and Asian American Studies

 

Geographic Research Area: Trinidad and the Asian Diaspora in the Americas.

Teaching/Research Interests: Ethnicity and nationalism, the politics of exclusion, and nation-building.

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Paul Nadasdy

Associate Professor of Anthropology

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

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Lavanya Nott

Degree: Master of Arts in Asian Studies

Language: Bengali

Research Interests: Intellectual history and social movements in modern South Asia

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Alan Jeffrey Nussbaum

Professor of Linguistics and Classics

 

Geographic Research Area: Indo-Europe.

Teaching/Research Interests: Indo-European linguistics, and Greek and Latin comparative and historical linguistics.

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Shambhu Oja

Senior Lecturer of Asian Studies

Geographic Research Area: Nepal.

Teaching/Research Interests: Nepali language and culture

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Banu Oja

Resident Director, Cornell Nepal Study Program

Geographic Research Area: Nepal

Teaching/Research Interests: Nepali language and culture

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Jake Oorloff

2017-2018 South Asian Studies Fellow

Floating Space performance arts company, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Archiving Practice: Reflecting on Floating Space Theatre Company’s Performance-Making Approaches and Politics in the Context of the Conflict and Cultural Landscape of Sri Lanka

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Thomas Pepinsky

Associate Professor of Government

Geographic Research Area: Southeast Asia

Teaching/Research Interests: Relationship between economic interests and political outcomes, the interaction between domestic politics and the global economy, emerging markets, authoritarianism and regime survival, and political Islam in Indonesia and beyond

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Ruhanie Perera

2017-2018 South Asian Studies Fellow

Floating Space performance arts company, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Archiving Practice: Reflecting on Floating Space Theatre Company’s Performance-Making Approaches and Politics in the Context of the Conflict and Cultural Landscape of Sri Lanka

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Barry Perlus

Associate Dean and Associate Professor of Art, Architecture, and Planning

Geographic Research Area: India, Nepal, China and US.

Teaching/Research Interests: Obervation and intepretation, multimedia art, and science and art.

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Prabhu Pingali

Professor of Applied Economics and Management & Director of Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition (TCI)

Affiliations: Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition, and South Asia Program.

Geographic Research Area: India, Philippines and Mexico.

Teaching/Research Interests: Agricultural policy, nutrition, poverty, development and the environment.

 

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Eswar Prasad

Professor of Applied Economics and Management

Geographic Research Area: India, China and other emerging markets.

Teaching/Research Interests: Macroeconomics of financial globalization, financial regulation, and monetary policy frameworks and exchange rate policies in emerging markets

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Humera Qasim Khan

2016-2017 Humphrey Fellow

 

From: Pakistan

Position: Environmental Technical Advisor, QP Corp (Pvt)Limited Environmental Consultants.

Program plan: Environmental impact assessments for climate change.

 

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Maryam Rabi

Maryam is a graduate student in the field of Historic Preservation Planning at Cornell University and has a professional background in Architecture from Beaconhouse National University in Lahore, Pakistan. She is currently supported by the Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship Programme. After completing her undergraduate degree in 2010, Maryam has worked in the area of preservation with the Aga Khan Trust for Culture Historic Cities Programme in Lahore.

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Kandukuri Venkat Raman

Adjunct Professor of Plant Breeding & Genetics and Associate Director of Agricultural Biotechnology Support Project II

Geographic Research Area: India and Bangladesh.

Teaching/Research Interests: Research and technology transfers to promote agricultural innovations. 

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Lucinda Ramberg

Associate Professor of Anthropology

Geographic Research Area: India

Teaching/Research Interests: Feminist, postcolonial and queer theories, religion and secularism, medicine and the body

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Jessica Ratcliff

Assistant Professor of Science & Technology Studies

Geographic Reserach Area: India

Teaching/Research Interests: History of science and technology, British empire from the 17th through the 19th centuries, science and the state, East India Company and the India Office in the nineteenth century.

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Naaz Fatima Rizvi

Teaching Associate of Asian Studies

Geographic Research Area: India and Pakistan

Teaching/Research Interests: All levels of Urdu and advanced level of Hindi

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Athula Samarakoon

2018 Fullbright Fellow

Lecturer, Department of Fine Arts, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

Representing Sri Lanka through Cinematic Image 

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Payal Seth

Payal is a Ph.D. candidate in the field of Applied Economics and Management. Her work is primarily focused on development economics and applied econometrics. As a Tata-Cornell Scholar, her fieldwork involves around 1000 households in 15 rural villages in India as she explores the linkages between sanitation and nutrition.

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Osama Siddiqui

Osama is a PhD student in the Department of History. He studies Modern South Asia and the British Empire, with a focus on intellectual history, including histories of economic thought, language, and translation. Bringing these interests together, his dissertation explores how Indian scholars translated European economic ideas into Indian languages in the nineteenth century. His dissertation research has been funded by the Social Science Research Council and the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

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Sujata Singh

Senior Lecturer of Asian Studies

Geographic Research Area: India

Teaching/Research Interests: All levels of Hindi language.

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Adam Thomas Smith

Goldwin Smith Professor of Anthropology

The Department of Anthropology

The College of Arts & Sciences

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Aziz Sohail

2017-2018 South Asian Studies Fellow

Independent curator and writer, Karachi, Pakistan

Visual & Cultural Production in 1990's Karachi

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Scott Sorrell

Scott is a Ph.D. candidate in Anthropology with interests in queer theory, embodiment, urban space, and the relationship between the global and the local. His dissertation research focuses on the ongoing urban transformation of Bangalore, India from the perspective of its queer communities. Prior to undertaking graduate study at Cornell, Scott lived in Nepal, working with the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University on a project about Bhutanese refugee resettlement and with The Carter Center as a political observer. 

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Tarangini Sriraman

2017-2018 South Asian Fellow

Assistant Professor, School of Liberal Studies, Azim Premji University, Bangalore, India

Itineraries of Evidence: Refugees and their Displaced Documents of Identity

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Nidhi Subramanyam

Nidhi is a Ph.D. student in City and Regional Planning, with a concentration in International Studies in Planning. Her research examines how small cities in the global South manage urbanization in the face of demographic and climate change. She studies the provision and management of basic services such as water and sanitation (and the infrastructure that undergirds them) in small cities in India.

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Naveen Sunder

Naveen is a Ph.D. candidate in the Economics Department at Cornell University. His primary research interests are in the fields development economics and labor economics. His research uses cutting edge tools in applied econometrics to answer questions related to health, education, nutrition and gender issues in developing countries. In his dissertation he looks at the intergenerational impact of maternal socioeconomic conditions on health and education of their children in contexts as varied as India and Uganda.

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Eric Tagliacozzo

Professor of History

Geographic Research Area: Indian Ocean and Southeast Asia.

Teaching/Research Interests: The history of people, ideas, and material in motion in the Indian Ocean during the late colonial age. 

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Fawzia Tarannum

Humphrey Fellow - India

Program focus: water and sanitation management

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Michael Tomlan

Professor of City & Regional Planning and Director of Historic Preservation Planning

Geographic Research Area: Asia, the Middle East, and Central and South America

Teaching/Research Interests: Relationships between museums and the public, and preservation, planning, and religion 

 

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Robert Travers

Associate Professor of History

Geographic Research Area: India and Pakistan

Teaching/Research Interests: British Empire, legacy of Indo-Persian politics in colonial era, history of political and economic ideas, and the history of global interconnections.

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Norman Uphoff

Professor Emeritus of Government and International Agriculture

Geographic Research Area: India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Bhutan.

Teaching/Research Interests: development administration, irrigation management, local participation, agro-ecology, and strategies for broad-based rural development.

 

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Kelsey Utne

Degree: PhD, History

Language: Hindi

Research Interests: Commemoration and public history in Modern South Asia

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Kelsey Utne

Kelsey is a PhD student in the Department of History. Her research focuses on commemoration and public history in late colonial and early postcolonial South Asia, with a particular interest in war memorials and military cemeteries. After she earned a dual BA/BS in history and political science at Salem State University, she was 2012-2013 Fulbright-Nehru student research grant. She went on to complete MA in South Asian Studies at the University of Washington (2015). In a past life she worked for three years as a park ranger at Salem Maritime National Historic Site.

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Shabri Wable

2018 South Asian Studies Fellow

Fashion Entrepreneur, Kutch, India

Indigenous Clothing and Sustainable Fashion 

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Michael Walter

Professor Emeritus of Biological and Environmental Engineering

Geographic Research Area: India

Teaching/Research Interests: Sustainable development, particularly the nexus of water and energy.

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Michael Weiss

Professor of Linguistics

Geographic Research Area: Indo-European languages.

Teaching/Research Interests: Indo-European linguistics, especially the historical phonology and morphology of Greek, Latin and the Sabellic languages.  

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Andrew C. Willford

Professor of Anthropology

Geographic Research Area: India, Malaysia and North America

Teaching/Research Interests:  Tamil displacement, revivalism, and identity politics, language and religion, mental health, psychiatry, neurology, and religious healing traditions

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Mary Norman Woods

Professor of Architecture

Geographic Research Area: India.

Teaching/Research Interests: Modern and contemporary urbanism and architecture and comparative modernities in the global south and global north.

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Elaine Yu

Elaine focuses on the effects of vitamin D supplementation among adult patients with tuberculosis (as well as a subset living with human immunodeficiency virus co-infection) in southern India. In a double-blinded randomized control trial, study participants will be randomly assigned to receive different dosages of vitamin D or placebo; biological, immunological, and health indicators will be assessed during the one year follow up period.