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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.

Department of Anthropology


Steven Caton

Khaled bin Abdullah bin Abdurahman Al Saud Professor of Contemporary Arab Studies, Dept. of Anthropology
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Theodor Bestor

Reischauer Institute Professor of Social Anthropology; Director, Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies
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C. C. Lamberg-Karlovsky

Stephen Phillips Professor of Archaeology and Ethnology, Dept. of Anthropology
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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.
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Asad Ahmed

Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Department of Anthropology: Social Anthropology Program
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Department of Comparative Literature


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 Civilizations
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Department of Economics


Dale Jorgenson

Samuel W. Morris University Professor, Harvard University
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Amartya Sen

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


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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Department of Government


Ofrit Liviatan

Lecturer on Law and Politics, Dept. of Government
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Department of History


Afsaneh Najambadi

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

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


Jinah Kim

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


Jay Jasanoff

Diebold Professor of Indo-European Linguistics and Philology, Dept. of Linguistics
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Department of Molecular and Cell Biology


Venkatesh Murthy

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


Wayne G. Marshall

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

Professor of Music, Department of Music: Ethnomusicology, FAS
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Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations


Malika Zhegal

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

Mashtots Professor of Armenian Studies, Dept. of Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations
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Baber Johansen

Professor of Islamic Religious Studies, Harvard Divinity School
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Khaled El-Rouayheb

Professor of Islamic Intellectual History, Dept. of Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations
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Ali Asani

Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
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Department of Religion


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

Department of Social Studies


Kevin Caffrey

Lecturer on Social Studies
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Department of South Asian Studies


Sunil Amrith

Mehra Family Professor of South Asian Studies and Professor of History
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Alex Watson

Preceptor in Sanskrit, Dept. of South Asian Studies.
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Harpreet Singh

College Fellow, Dept. of South Asian Studies
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Jonathan Ripley

Preceptor in Tamil, Dept. of South Asian Studies

B.K. Rana

Preceptor in Nepali, Dept. of South Asian Studies

Richard Delacy

Preceptor in Urdu-Hind, Dept. of South Asian Studies

Shankar Ramaswami

South Asian Studies Fellow, 2013-2014

Michael Witzel

Wales Professor of Sanskrit, Department of South Asian Studies

Leonard van der Kuijp

Professor of Tibetan and Himalayan Studies, Department of Sanskrit and Indian Studies, FAS

Parimal G. Patil

Professor of Religion and Indian Philosophy, Committee on the Study of Religion, FAS, Chair of the Department of South Asian Studies
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Division of Continuing Education and Summer School


Peter Marber

Lecturer in Extension, Harvard University

Daniel Ziblatt

Professor of Government, Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Donald Ostrowski

Lecturer in Extension, Harvard University

Shinju Fujihira

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

Jocelyne Cesari

Lecturer on Islamic Studies, Harvard Divinity School

Christopher Queen

Lecturer in Extension, Harvard University

Business School


Akshay Mangla

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

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

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

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

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

Associate Professor of Business Administration, HBS
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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, Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute
Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor, Harvard Business School
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Divinity School


Ahmed Ragab

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

Anne Monius

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

Charles Hallisey

Yehan Numata Senior Lecturer on Buddhist Literatures, HDS

JANET GYATSO

Hershey Professor of Buddhist Studies, HDS

FRANCIS X. CLOONEY, S.J.

Parkman Professor of Divinity and Professor of Comparative Theology and Director of the Center for the Study of World Religions

Graduate School of Design


Alexander von Hoffman

John T. Dunlop Lecturer of Housing and Urbanization, Harvard Graduate School of Design

Deirdre Schmidt

John T. Dunlop Lecturer of Housing and Urbanization, Graduate School of Design

Rahul Mehrotra

Professor of Urban Design and Planning, GSD
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Graduate School of Education


Felipe Barrera-Osorio

Assistant Professor of Education and Economics, Graduate School of Education

Fernando Reimers

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


Henry Lee

Senior Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

Martha Chen

Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
Affiliated Professor, Harvard Graduate School of Design
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Anthony Saich

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

NICHOLAS BURNS

Sultan of Oman Professor of the Practice of International Relations, HKS

Rohini Pande

Mohammed Kamal Professor of Public Policy, HKS

Asim Khwaja

Sumitomo-FASID Professor of International Finance and Development, HKS

Law School


Mark Wu

Assistant Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

Michael Stein

Visiting Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

Vikramaditya Khanna

William W. Cook Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

Nancy Gertner

Professor of Practice, Harvard Law School

Mark Tushnet

William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences


Peter Rogers

Gordon McKay Professor of Environmental Engineering, Professor of City and Regional Planning, Division of Engineering and Applied Science, SEAS

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 School
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School of Public Health


M. Omar Rahman

Adjunct Associate Professor of Demography and Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health

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 Health

Steven Hoffman

Visiting Assistant Professor of Global Health, Harvard School of Public Health; Visiting Scholar at the Harvard Global Health Institute

Sue Goldie

Roger Irving Lee Professor of Public Health Department of Health Policy and Management, HSPH; Director, Global Health Education and Learning Incubator, Harvard

Richard Cash

Senior Lecturer on Global Health, Harvard School of Public Health

Jacqueline Bhabha

Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health
Jeremiah Smith, Jr. Lecturer in Law, Harvard Law School
Adjunct Lecturer, Harvard Kennedy School
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Jukka-Pekka Onnela

Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics, Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard University.

Peter Berman

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

SV Subramanian

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

Christopher Duggan

Associate Professor in the Department of Nutrition, HSPH

David Bloom

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