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SAI Faculty

In addition to SAI’s steering committee, there are many other faculty across all of the different schools at Harvard who teach courses or conduct research on South Asia. Listed below are many of the faculty at Harvard who have either taught a course about South Asia or conducted research on the region.

For a complete list of Harvard faculty by research area, please visit Harvard Worldwide.

 

Dept. of Anthropology


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Asad Ahmed

Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Department of Anthropology: Social Anthropology ProgramProfile
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Theodor Bestor

Reischauer Institute Professor of Social Anthropology; Director, Reischauer Institute of Japanese StudiesProfile
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Steven Caton

Khaled bin Abdullah bin Abdurahman Al Saud Professor of Contemporary Arab Studies, Dept. of AnthropologyProfile
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Amrita Ibrahim

College Fellow, Dept. of AnthropologyProfile
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Sohini Kar

College Fellow, Department of AnthropologyProfile
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C. C. Lamberg-Karlovsky

Stephen Phillips Professor of Archaeology and Ethnology, Dept. of AnthropologyProfile
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Richard Meadow

Director of the Zooarchaeology Laboratory at the Peabody Museum; Senior-Lecturer on Anthropology, FAS; Project Director of HARP, the Harappa Archaeological Research Project.ProfileHARP

Dept. of Comparative Literature


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Karen Thornber

Department Chair & Director of Graduate Studies in Comparative Literature; Chair, Regional Studies-East Asia; Professor of Comparative Literature and Professor of East Asian Languages and CivilizationsProfile

Dept. of Economics


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Dale Jorgenson

Samuel W. Morris University Professor, Harvard UniversityProfile
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Amartya Sen

Thomas W. Lamont University Professor and Professor of Economics and Philosophy, Department of Economics, FASProfile

Dept. of English


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HOMI BHABHA

Anne F. Rothenberg Professor of the Humanities, Department of English, FAS; Director of the Humanities Center at Harvard UniversityProfile

Dept. of Government


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Ofrit Liviatan

Lecturer on Law and Politics, Dept. of GovernmentProfile
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Prerna Singh

Assistant Professor in the Department of Government, FASWebsite

Dept. of History


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Afsaneh Najambadi

Francis Lee Higginson Professor of History and of Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Harvard UniversityProfile
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SUGATA BOSE

Gardiner Professor of Oceanic History and Affairs, Department of History, FAS
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Dept. of History of Art and Architecture


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Jinah Kim

Assistant Professor of History of Art and Architecture, South and Southeast Asian, Department of Art and ArchitectureProfile

Dept. of Linguistics


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Jay Jasanoff

Diebold Professor of Indo-European Linguistics and Philology, Dept. of LinguisticsProfile

Dept. of Molecular and Cell Biology


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Venkatesh Murthy

Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University
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Dept. of Music


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Wayne G. Marshall

Berkman Center for Internet and Society; Dept. of MusicProfile
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Richard Wolf

Professor of Music, Department of Music: Ethnomusicology, FASProfile

Dept. of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations


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Ali Asani

Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures, Department of Near Eastern Languages and CivilizationsProfile
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Khaled El-Rouayheb

Professor of Islamic Intellectual History, Dept. of Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations Profile
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Baber Johansen

Professor of Islamic Religious Studies, Harvard Divinity SchoolProfile
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James Russell

Mashtots Professor of Armenian Studies, Dept. of Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations
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Malika Zhegal

Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Professor of Islam and Contemporary Life, Dept. of Near Eastern Languages & CivilizationsProfile

Dept. of Religion


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DIANA ECK

Professor of Comparative Religion and Indian Studies, FAS;
Member of the Faculty of Divinity, HDS;
Chair, Department of Sanskrit & Indian Studies
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SHAHAB AHMED

Associate Professor of Islamic Studies, Committee on the Study of Religion and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations

Dept. of Social Studies


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Kevin Caffrey

Lecturer on Social StudiesProfile

Dept. of South Asian Studies


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Richard Delacy

Preceptor in Urdu-Hind, Dept. of South Asian StudiesProfile
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Parimal G. Patil

Professor of Religion and Indian Philosophy, Committee on the Study of Religion, FAS, Chair of the Department of South Asian StudiesProfile
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Shankar Ramaswami

SAI Postdoctoral Fellow in South Asian StudiesProfileEmail
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B.K. Rana

Preceptor in Nepali, Dept. of South Asian StudiesProfile
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Jonathan Ripley

Preceptor in Tamil, Dept. of South Asian StudiesProfile
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Harpreet Singh

College Fellow, Dept. of South Asian StudiesProfile
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Leonard van der Kuijp

Professor of Tibetan and Himalayan Studies, Department of Sanskrit and Indian Studies, FASProfile
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Alex Watson

Preceptor in Sanskrit, Dept. of South Asian Studies.Profile
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Michael Witzel

Wales Professor of Sanskrit, Department of South Asian StudiesProfile

Business School


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Akshay Mangla

Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School Profile
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William R. Kerr

Associate Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business SchoolProfile
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Rafael M. Di Tella

Joseph C. Wilson Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business SchoolProfile
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Rawi E. Abdelal

Herbert F. Johnson Professor of International Management, Harvard Business School Profile
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Krishna G. Palepu

Ross Graham Walker Professor of Business Administration and Senior Associate Dean for International Development, HBSProfile
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LAKSHMI IYER

Associate Professor of Business Administration, HBSProfile
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William Kirby

Spangler Family Professor of Business Administration, HBS
T.M. Chang Professor of China Studies, FAS
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Tarun Khanna

Director of the South Asia Institute &
Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor, HBS
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Divinity School


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FRANCIS X. CLOONEY, S.J.

Parkman Professor of Divinity and Professor of Comparative Theology and Director of the Center for the Study of World ReligionsProfile
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Michael Feener

Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Visiting Associate Professor of Islamic Studies, Faculty of Arts and SceincesProfile
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Charles Hallisey

Yehan Numata Senior Lecturer on Buddhist Literatures, HDSProfile
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JANET GYATSO

Hershey Professor of Buddhist Studies, HDSProfile
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Anne Monius

Professor of South Asian Religions and Acting Director of the Center for the Study of World Religions, Harvard Divinity SchoolProfile
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Ahmed Ragab

Richard T. Watson Assistant Professor of Science and Religion, Harvard Divinity SchoolProfile

Division of Continuing Education and Summer School


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Jocelyne Cesari

Lecturer on Islamic Studies, Harvard Divinity SchoolProfile
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Shinju Fujihira

Executive Director, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, WCFIA; Lecturer in Government, Harvard Summer School/Extension School
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Peter Marber

Lecturer in Extension, Harvard UniversityProfile
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Donald Ostrowski

Lecturer in Extension, Harvard UniversityProfile
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Christopher Queen

Lecturer in Extension, Harvard UniversityProfile
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Daniel Ziblatt

Professor of Government, Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Graduate School of Education


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Felipe Barrera-Osorio

Assistant Professor of Education and Economics, Graduate School of EducationProfile
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Fernando Reimers

Ford Foundation Professor of International Education, Director, International Education Policy Program, Harvard Graduate School of EducationProfile

Graduate School of Design


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Alexander von Hoffman

John T. Dunlop Lecturer of Housing and Urbanization, Harvard Graduate School of DesignProfile
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Deirdre Schmidt

John T. Dunlop Lecturer of Housing and Urbanization, Graduate School of DesignProfile
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Rahul Mehrotra

Professor of Urban Planning and Design and Chair of the Department of Urban Planning and Design, GSDProfile

Kennedy School of Government


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NICHOLAS BURNS

Sultan of Oman Professor of the Practice of International Relations, HKSProfile
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Martha Chen

Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School; Affiliated Professor, Harvard Graduate School of DesignProfile
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Asim Khwaja

Sumitomo-FASID Professor of International Finance and Development, HKSProfile
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Henry Lee

Senior Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy SchoolProfile
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Rohini Pande

Mohammed Kamal Professor of Public Policy, HKSProfile
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Anthony Saich

Daewoo Professor of International Affairs; Director, Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Harvard Kennedy SchoolProfile

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences


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Peter Rogers

Gordon McKay Professor of Environmental Engineering, Professor of City and Regional Planning, Division of Engineering and Applied Science, SEASProfile
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JOHN BRISCOE

Professor of the Practice of Environmental Health, HSPH;
Gordon McKay Professor of the Practice of Environmental Engineering, SEAS
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Venkatesh Narayanamurti

Benjamin Peirce Professor of Technology and Public Policy and Professor of Physics, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Director Science, Technology and Public Policy Program, Harvard Kennedy SchoolProfile

School of Public Health


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Peter Berman

Professor of the Practice of Global Health Systems and Economics
Department of Global Health and Population
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JACQUELINE BHABHA

FXB Director of Research; Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights, HSPH; Jeremiah Smith, Jr. Lecturer in Law, HLS; Adjunct Lecturer, HKSProfile
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David Bloom

Chair, Department of Global Health and Population;
Clarence James Gamble Professor of Economics and Demography, HSPH
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Richard Cash

Senior Lecturer on Global Health, Harvard School of Public HealthProfile
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Christopher Duggan

Associate Professor in the Department of Nutrition, HSPHProfile
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Sue Goldie

Roger Irving Lee Professor of Public Health Department of Health Policy and Management, HSPH; Director, Harvard Global Health InstituteProfile
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Steven Hoffman

Visiting Assistant Professor of Global Health, Harvard School of Public Health; Visiting Scholar at the Harvard Global Health InstituteProfile
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Ana Langer

Professor of the Practice of Public Health and Coordinator of the Dean's Special Initiative in Women and Health, Harvard School of Public HealthProfile
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Jukka-Pekka Onnela

Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics, Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard UniversityProfile
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M. Omar Rahman

Adjunct Associate Professor of Demography and Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public HealthProfile
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SV Subramanian

Associate Professor in the Department of Society, Human Development and Health, HSPHProfile