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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.


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Asad Ahmed

Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Department of Anthropology: Social Anthropology ProgramProfile
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SHAHAB AHMED

Associate Professor of Islamic Studies, Committee on the Study of Religion and 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
Amy Bard

Amy Bard

Lecturer on Sanskrit and Indian Studies
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Peter Berman

Professor of the Practice of Global Health Systems and Economics
Department of Global Health and Population
Harvard School of Public Health
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HOMI BHABHA

Anne F. Rothenberg Professor of the Humanities, Department of English, FAS;
Director of the Humanities Center at Harvard University
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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, HKS
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SUGATA BOSE

Gardiner Professor of Oceanic History and Affairs, Department of History, FAS
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David Barron

Honorable S. William Green Professor of Public Law, Harvard Law School Profile
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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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JOHN BRISCOE

Professor of the Practice of Environmental Health, HSPH;
Gordon McKay Professor of the Practice of Environmental Engineering, SEAS
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NICHOLAS BURNS

Sultan of Oman Professor of the Practice of International Relations, HKSProfile
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David Canning

Professor of Economics and International Health, Department of Global Health and Population, HSPHProfile
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Charles Clements

Executive Director, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy
Adjunct Lecturer, Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
Faculty, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative
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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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Rajan Dewar

Clinical Assistant Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical SchoolProfile
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Christopher Duggan

Associate Professor in the Department of Nutrition, HSPHProfile
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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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ERICA FIELD

Associate Professor, Department of EconomicsProfile
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Cynthia Fowler

Lecturer, Harvard Extension School and Associate Professor of Art, Emmanuel CollegeProfile
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Claudine Gay

Professor of Government and of African and African American Studies, Harvard University Department of GovernmentProfile
Cheryl Giles

Cheryl Giles

Francis Greenwood Peabody Professor of the Practice in Pastoral Care and Counseling, Harvard Divinity SchoolProfile
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GITA GOPINATH

Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, FASProfile
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JANET GYATSO

Hershey Professor of Buddhist Studies, HDSProfile
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Charles Hallisey

Yehan Numata Senior Lecturer on Buddhist Literatures, HDSProfile
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LAKSHMI IYER

Associate Professor of Business Administration, HBSProfile
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Tarun Khanna

Director of the South Asia Institute &
Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor, HBS
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Jinah Kim

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

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Smita Lahiri

Associate Professor of Anthropology, Department of Anthropology: Social Anthropology Program, FASProfile
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Jennifer Leaning

Fran├žois-Xavier Bagnoud Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights, HSPH
Director, FXB Center for Health and Human Rights
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Asim Khwaja

Sumitomo-FASID Professor of International Finance and Development, HKSProfile
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C. C. Lamberg-Karlovsky

Stephen Phillips Professor of Archaeology and EthnologyProfile
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Alexander Keyssar

Matthew W. Stirling Jr. Professor of History and Social Policy, Harvard Kennedy SchoolProfile
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Akshay Mangla

Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business SchoolProfile
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Charles Maier

Leverett Saltonstall Professor of History, Faculty of Arts and ScienceProfile
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Aldo Musachhio

Associate Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business SchoolProfile
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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
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Rahul Mehrotra

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

Professor of South Asian Religions, HDSProfile
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Venkatesh Murthy

Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University
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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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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
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Jukka-Pekka Onnela

Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics, Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard UniversityProfile
Robert Paarlberg

Robert Paarlberg

Adjunct Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy SchoolProfile
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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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Rohini Pande

Mohammed Kamal Professor of Public Policy, HKSProfile
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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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Alina Payne

Professor of the History of Art and Architecture, Faculty of Arts and SciencesProfile
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Antoine Picon

G. Ware Travelstead Professor of the History of Architecture and Technology and Co-Director of Doctoral Programs (PhD & DDes), Harvard Graduate School of DesignProfile
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Christopher Queen

Lecturer in Extension, Harvard UniversityProfile
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Ahmed Ragab

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

Bernard Lown Visiting Professor of Cardiovascular HealthProfile
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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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Anthony Saich

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

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

Assistant Professor in the Department of Government, FASWebsite
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SV Subramanian

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

Adjunct Associate Professor in Real Estate and the Built Environment, Harvard Graduate School of DesignProfile
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Walter Willett

Fredrick John Stare Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition; Chair, Department of NutritionLink
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Michael Witzel

Wales Professor of Sanskrit, Department of Sanskrit and Indian Studies, FASProfile
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Richard Wolf

Professor of Music, Department of Music: Ethnomusicology, FASProfile