• Christopher Candland

    Associate Professor of Political Science

    B.A., Haverford College; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University

    Focused on the political dimensions of human development, based on comparative and quantitative studies within Southern Asia. 


  • T. James Kodera

    T. James Kodera

    Professor of Religion

    B.A., Carleton College; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University

    An educator and a scholar in the comparative and historical study of religion with a focus on Asia, as the word "Asia" is understood historically and broadly to include West Asia, South Asia and East Asia.


  • Louise Marlow

    Professor of Religion

    B.A., Cambridge University; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University

    Program Director for Middle Eastern Studies.


  • Deborah Matzner

    Deborah C. Matzner

    Assistant Professor of Anthropology

    B.A., Columbia University; M.A., Ph.D., New York University

    Cultural anthropologist of media and South Asia specializing in the ethnography of media production and visual culture in India.


  • Liza Oliver

    Liza Oliver

    Assistant Professor of Art

    B.A., University of North Florida; M.A., University of South Florida; M.A., Ph.D., Northwestern University

    Art historian focusing on 18th- and 19th-century Europe and South Asia, colonialism, Indian Ocean trade, and intersections of art and science.


  • Smitha Radhakrishnan

    Associate Professor of Sociology

    A.B., M.A., Ph.D., University of California (Berkeley)

    Interested in globalization and gender, especially in India and its diaspora; and in interdisciplinary, interactive teaching.


  • Nikhil Rao

    Associate Professor of History

    B.A., Stanford University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago

    Scholar of urban history and urban economic and political development in South Asia.


  • Margery Sabin in her office

    Margery M. Sabin

    Lorraine C. Wang Professor of English

    B.A., Radcliffe College; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University

    Teacher and scholar of English and comparative literature.


  • Neelima Shukla-Bhatt

    Associate Professor of South Asia Studies

    B.A., M.A., Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda (India); M.Div., Ph.D., Harvard University