UBC South Asianists

Ashok Aklujkar
(Sanskrit Linguistics and Poetics)
Dept. of Asian Studies

Siwan Anderson
(Rural Institutions, the Role of Caste and Gender in Development)
Vancouver School of Economics

Kenneth Bryant
(Hindi-Urdu languages and Indian literature)
Dept. of Asian Studies

Mukesh Eswaran
(Economic Development; Economics of Gender, Evolutionary Economics and Economics of Religion)
Vancouver School of Economics

Patrick Francois
(Development Economics, Non-profit Organizations, Norms and Institutions, Political Economy)
Vancouver School of Economics

Katherine Hacker
(Historical and Contemporary Art and Architecture of South Asia)
Dept. of Art History, Visual Art and Theory

Francesca Harlow
(History of Pre-Modern and Early Modern India)
Dept. of Asian Studies

Vinay Kamat
(Medical Anthropology in India and Tanzania and Global Health)
Dept. of Anthropology

Ashok Kotwal
(Indian economic reforms and their impact on poverty, governance structures in rural India)
Dept. of Asian Studies

Anne Murphy
(Punjabi Language, Literature and Sikh Studies)
Dept. of Asian Studies

Harjot Oberoi
(South Asian Social & Religious History)
Dept. of Asian Studies

John Roosa
(Nationalism; Imperialism; Oral History; Human Rights)
Dept. of History

Adheesh Sathaye
(Sanskrit Literature and Folklore)
Dept. of Asian Studies

Sara Shneiderman
(Himalayan studies, Ethnography)
Dept. of Anthropology and Institute of Asian Research

Mark Turin
(Himalayan languages and cultures, anthropology, linguistics, Nepal, Sikkim, Bhutan)
Dept. of Anthropology

Vidyut Aklujkar
Indic belles lettres in general and saint poetry, particularly Marathi, Hindi, English and Sanskrit; creative writing and translation of literature, religious studies/philosophy

Raghavendra Rao K.V.
Contemporary visual art, visual and material culture, performance art, and performance studies

Habiba Zaman
Immigrants, settlement and work in Canada; Global south and social justice movements; Gender and development; Globalization and labour mobility; Race, gender and class; South Asia. She has published extensively in international journals.


Sanzida Habib
Mental health among South Asian immigrants in Canada

Vijaya Jammi
Post-colonial English Indian literature