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Research Affiliates

The Mittal Institute Research Affiliates Program accepts a limited number of researchers and faculty each year whose area of interest is South Asia. Research Affiliates will contribute to the academic study of South Asia on campus by bringing their expertise on a wide range of issues to the University.

The Mittal Institute allows for applications from scholars, professors and researchers who have completed a Ph.D., who are visitors at Harvard, or are in residence in the New England region, whose presence at the University can support Harvard faculty and student research. Research Affiliates are appointed by The Mittal Institute Committee for a one-year academic term after review of a submitted CV, letter of interest which outlines current area(s) of research, along with a reference to a Harvard faculty member working in the affiliates’ field of study.

The Mittal Institute Research Affiliates will receive a Harvard ID that provides library privileges to the 70+ Harvard University Libraries. In addition, Research Affiliates will receive regular mailings and invitations to Harvard/Mittal Institute events, lectures and symposia.  The Mittal Institute Research Affiliates are encouraged to participate in and/or organize seminars based on The Mittal Institute faculty research interests at least once during the academic year.

In addition, Research Affiliates are asked to be available to Harvard students and scholars for research inquiries related to their area of research. Affiliates are appointed without stipend, and they are expected to provide their own funding and living expenses.  Affiliates are not housed in The Mittal Institute offices, and must independently arrange for work space as well as administrative support. 

Policy note: The Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute would consider hosting fellows who secure funding through non-Harvard sources if they submit an acceptance letter from a Harvard faculty member who is able to mentor the fellow during their fellowship period at Harvard. The Mittal Institute would be compensated by the fellow with a bench fee based on the allowable amount of the funding source for the space and administrative support the fellow will receive during the academic term/year.

Applications for the The Mittal Institute Research Affiliate program are accepted on a rolling basis.

Application Components:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Recommendation letter from Harvard faculty (this may be emailed by the faculty member directly to mittalsai@fas.harvard.edu

Send application components by email or mail to: mittalsai@fas.harvard.edu

The Mittal Institute Att: Research Affiliate< 1730 Cambridge Street Cambridge MA 02138

2022-2023 Research Affiliates


Kalaiyarasan Arumugam

2022 - 2023 Research Affiliate

Naveen Bharathi

University of Pennsylvania, Post-doctoral Fellow. Raghunathan Family Fellow, 2019-2020
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Atanu Chakraborty

Former Secretary to Government of India, Ministry of Finance
Research Affiliate, The Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute
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Chandra Mallampalli

Professor of History, Westmont College
Research Affiliate, Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute
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Sanjeev Chopra

Research Affiliate
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Abdul Razaque Channa

Syed Babar Ali Fellow, 2019-2020
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Mariam Chughtai

Pakistan Programs Manager
Research Affiliate
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Ronak D. Desai

Research Associate, The Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute
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Hardeep Dhillon

Graduate Student Associate, 2022-2023

Swagato Ganguly

Consulting Editor, The Times of India
Research Affiliate, the Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute
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Rahul Gupta

Research Affiliate
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Imtiaz ul Haq

World Bank Group, Economist. Aman Visiting Fellow, Spring 2018
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Michael Van Havill

Healthcare Product Design Leader
Research Affiliate, The Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute
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Nadra Khan

Associate Professor of art history at the Lahore University of Management Sciences.
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Todd Lewis

Akshay Mangla

Associate Professor in International Business, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
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Dinyar Patel

Assistant Professor of Liberal Arts, S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research
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Roluah Puia

Research Affiliate
Arvind Raghunathan and Sribala Subramanian South Asia Visiting Fellow, 2018-2019
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Salil Shetty

Open Society Foundations, Vice President Global Programs. Former Secretary General, Amnesty International
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Ian Talbot

Emeritus Professor in the History of Modern South Asia, Professor in History and Director of the Centre for Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies, University of Southampton
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Veronica Vargas

Harvard University and Panamerican Health Organization (PAHO) , Researcher and Independent Consultant . Research Affiliate LMSAI
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Ashutosh Varshney

Sol Goldman Professor of International Studies and the Social Sciences and Professor of Political Science, Brown University
Director, Center for Contemporary South Asia, Brown University
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Laura Weinstein

Ananda Coomaraswamy Curator of South Asian and Islamic Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
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Suraj Yengde

Dr. Fatima Zahra

New York University, Postdoctoral Research Scientist (NYU).
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Muhammad H. Zaman

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor of Biomedical Engineering and International Health, Boston University
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Raile Rocky Ziipao

Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, Assistant Professor of Sociology. Research Affiliate. Arvind Raghunathan and Sribala Subramanian South Asia Visiting Fellow, 2017-2018
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2021-2022 Research Affiliates


Kalaiyarasan Arumugam

Research Affiliate
Postdoctoral Fellow, Watson Institute, Brown University
Assistant Professor, Madras Institute of Development Studies, India
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Naveen Bharathi

University of Pennsylvania, Post-doctoral Fellow. Raghunathan Family Fellow, 2019-2020
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Atanu Chakraborty

Former Secretary to Government of India, Ministry of Finance
Research Affiliate, The Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute
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Abdul Razaque Channa

Syed Babar Ali Fellow, 2019-2020
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Sanjeev Chopra

Research Affiliate
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Mariam Chughtai

Pakistan Programs Manager
Research Affiliate
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Ronak D. Desai

Research Associate, The Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute
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Swagato Ganguly

Consulting Editor, The Times of India
Research Affiliate, the Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute
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Rahul Gupta

Research Affiliate
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Sehj Kashyap

Research Affiliate
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Akshay Mangla

Associate Professor in International Business, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
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Rajeesh Menon

Research Associate, The Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute
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Raile Rocky Ziipao

Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, Assistant Professor of Sociology. Research Affiliate. Arvind Raghunathan and Sribala Subramanian South Asia Visiting Fellow, 2017-2018
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Dinyar Patel

Assistant Professor of Liberal Arts, S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research
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Roluah Puia

Research Affiliate
Arvind Raghunathan and Sribala Subramanian South Asia Visiting Fellow, 2018-2019
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Salil Shetty

Open Society Foundations, Vice President Global Programs. Former Secretary General, Amnesty International
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Ian Talbot

Emeritus Professor in the History of Modern South Asia, Professor in History and Director of the Centre for Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies, University of Southampton
EmailProfile

Imtiaz ul Haq

World Bank Group, Economist. Aman Visiting Fellow, Spring 2018
EmailProfile

Michael Van Havill

Healthcare Product Design Leader
Research Affiliate, The Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute
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Veronica Vargas

Harvard University and Panamerican Health Organization (PAHO) , Researcher and Independent Consultant . Research Affiliate LMSAI
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Ashutosh Varshney

Sol Goldman Professor of International Studies and the Social Sciences and Professor of Political Science, Brown University
Director, Center for Contemporary South Asia, Brown University
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Laura Weinstein

Ananda Coomaraswamy Curator of South Asian and Islamic Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
EmailProfile

Dr. Fatima Zahra

New York University, Postdoctoral Research Scientist (NYU).
EmailProfile

Muhammad H. Zaman

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor of Biomedical Engineering and International Health, Boston University
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2020-2021 Research Affiliates


Naveen Bharathi

University of Pennsylvania, Post-doctoral Fellow. Raghunathan Family Fellow, 2019-2020
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Abhishek Bhatia

India Digital Health Network Fellow, The Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute
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Atanu Chakraborty

Former Secretary to Government of India, Ministry of Finance
Research Affiliate, The Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute
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Abdul Razaque Channa

Syed Babar Ali Fellow, 2019-2020
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Mariam Chughtai

Pakistan Programs Manager
Research Affiliate
Email

Ronak D. Desai

Research Associate, The Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute
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Swagato Ganguly

Consulting Editor, The Times of India
Research Affiliate, the Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute
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Akshay Mangla

Associate Professor in International Business, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
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Rajeesh Menon

Research Associate, The Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute
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Dinyar Patel

Assistant Professor of Liberal Arts, S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research
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Nadyeli Quiroz Radaelli

Research Affiliate
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Salil Shetty

Open Society Foundations, Vice President Global Programs. Former Secretary General, Amnesty International
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Ian Talbot

Emeritus Professor in the History of Modern South Asia, Professor in History and Director of the Centre for Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies, University of Southampton
EmailProfile

Imtiaz ul Haq

World Bank Group, Economist. Aman Visiting Fellow, Spring 2018
EmailProfile

Michael Van Havill

Healthcare Product Design Leader
Research Affiliate, The Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute
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Veronica Vargas

Harvard University and Panamerican Health Organization (PAHO) , Researcher and Independent Consultant . Research Affiliate LMSAI
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Ashutosh Varshney

Sol Goldman Professor of International Studies and the Social Sciences and Professor of Political Science, Brown University
Director, Center for Contemporary South Asia, Brown University
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John David Wagner

Research Fellow, The Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute
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Laura Weinstein

Ananda Coomaraswamy Curator of South Asian and Islamic Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
EmailProfile

Dr. Fatima Zahra

New York University, Postdoctoral Research Scientist (NYU).
EmailProfile

Muhammad H. Zaman

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor of Biomedical Engineering and International Health, Boston University
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Raile Rocky Ziipao

Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, Assistant Professor of Sociology. Research Affiliate. Arvind Raghunathan and Sribala Subramanian South Asia Visiting Fellow, 2017-2018
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2019-2020 Research Affiliates


Ronak D. Desai

Research Associate, The Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute
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Akshay Mangla

Associate Professor in International Business, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
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Hasna J. Moudud

Visiting Fellow, Ash Center, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University, 2012-2014
Research Affiliate, The Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute
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Sujata Saunik

Research Affiliate
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Salil Shetty

Open Society Foundations, Vice President Global Programs. Former Secretary General, Amnesty International
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Imtiaz ul Haq

World Bank Group, Economist. Aman Visiting Fellow, Spring 2018
EmailProfile

Veronica Vargas

Harvard University and Panamerican Health Organization (PAHO) , Researcher and Independent Consultant . Research Affiliate LMSAI
EmailProfile

Dr. Fatima Zahra

New York University, Postdoctoral Research Scientist (NYU).
EmailProfile

Muhammad H. Zaman

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor of Biomedical Engineering and International Health, Boston University
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Raile Rocky Ziipao

Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, Assistant Professor of Sociology. Research Affiliate. Arvind Raghunathan and Sribala Subramanian South Asia Visiting Fellow, 2017-2018
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2018-2019 Research Affiliates


Ronak D. Desai

Research Associate, The Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute
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Hasna J. Moudud

Visiting Fellow, Ash Center, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University, 2012-2014
Research Affiliate, The Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute
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Sujata Saunik

Research Affiliate
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Salil Shetty

Open Society Foundations, Vice President Global Programs. Former Secretary General, Amnesty International
EmailProfile

Veronica Vargas

Harvard University and Panamerican Health Organization (PAHO) , Researcher and Independent Consultant . Research Affiliate LMSAI
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Muhammad H. Zaman

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor of Biomedical Engineering and International Health, Boston University
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2017-2018 Research Affiliates


Vineeta Sinha

Head, South Asian Studies Program & Department of Sociology, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore

Alka Palrecha

Humphrey Fellow, Department of Urban Studies and Planning, MIT, 2017-2018

Ronak D. Desai

Law and Security Fellow at New America in Washington D.C.

Hasna J. Moudud

Visiting Fellow, Ash Center, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University, 2012-2014

2016-2017 Research Affiliates


Fauzia E. Ahmed

Assistant Professor, Sociology and Women’s Studies, Miami University of Ohio

Hasna J. Moudud

Visiting Fellow, Ash Center, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University, 2012-2014

Shreyas Navare

Fellow, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs

Hasit Shah

Journalist; Former Nieman-Berkman Fellow in Journalism Innovation

2015-2016 Research Affiliates


Fauzia E. Ahmed

Assistant Professor, Sociology and Women’s Studies, Miami University of Ohio

Hasna J. Moudud

Visiting Fellow, Ash Center, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University, 2012-2014

2014-2015 Research Affiliates


Fauzia E. Ahmed

Assistant Professor, Sociology and Women’s Studies, Miami University of Ohio

Gabrielle Kruks-Wisner

Assistant Professor of Political Science, Boston College

Hasna J. Moudud

Visiting Fellow, Ash Center, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University, 2012-2014

2013-2014 Research Affiliates


Mumtaz Anwar, PhD

Research Fellow at Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWI) Germany, Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics, University of the Punjab, Lahore (Pakistan)

2012-2013 Research Affiliates


Vanita Yadav

Visiting Scholar
Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship, MIT

Manjari Chatterjee Miller

Assistant Professor of International Relations
Boston University