Faculty and Postdoctoral Fellows Working on South Asia

Rumee Ahmed
Islamic Law, Philosophy, Religion, and Hermeneutics
Department of Asian Studies

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

Robinder Bedi
Cross-cultural/multicultural counselling/psychotherapy (particularly with individuals of Indian descent); professional issues in counselling psychology (particularly in Canada and in India)
Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Deputy Area Coordinator, Counselling Psychology Program

Peter Berman
Health systems analysis, health economics, health care financing research examining health system reforms in S. Asia
Director, School of Population and Public Health

Sunil Bhatt
South Asian Languages and Literatures
Department of Asian Studies

Ayesha Chaudhry
Islamic Legal and Theological Reform, and Women's Rights
Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice

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

Sumeet Gulati
Economics of human-wildlife conflict in India; carbon taxes, the economics of urban transportation
Wildlife and Conservation Economics Lab at UBC, Food and Resource Economics, Faculty of Land and Food Systems

Vinay Kamat
Medical Anthropology in India and Tanzania and Global Health
Department of Anthropology

Milind Kandlikar
Science, Technology and Environment, Climate and Development, Emerging Biotechnologies
Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability (IRES) and School of Public Policy and Global Affairs

Videsh Kapoor
Family Physician;  Assistant Clinical Professor; Director, Division of Global Health; Global Health Theme Leader, Medical Undergraduate Program
Department of Family Medicine

Suzie Lavallee
Biodiversity, Conservation, Ecology, Ecosystems, Entomology, Forest biology, Forest management, Landscape ecology, Population demography, Sampling designocial impactocial science, Sustainability, Vertebrate ecology, Forest resource management, Livelihoods, and Conservation in India
Department of Forest and Conservation Sciences

Gurinder Mann
Punjabi language, culture, and literature 
Department of Asian Studies

Renisa Mawani
Colonial Legal History; Critical Theory, Race and Racism; Affect; Time and Temporality; Oceans and Maritime Worlds; Indigeneity; Colonial India and the Diaspora; Posthumanism
Department of Sociology

Tara Mayer
Colonial South Asian History; Constructions of Britishness; Indo-European Commodity Exchanges; Empire and Aesthetic influence
Department of History

Anne Murphy
South Asian Cultural and Religious History, Punjabi Studies
Department of Asian Studies

Naveena Naqvi
Persianate Islamic Cultures of South Asia
Department of Asian Studies

Priti Narayan
Urban Processes and Politics in Contemporary South Asian Cities
Department of Geography

Harjot Oberoi
South Asian Social & Religious History
Department of Asian Studies

Sebastian R. Prange
History of trade in SW Coast; South Asia in the Context of the Indian Ocean World
Department of History

Catherine Prueitt 
Premodern South Asian philosophy, metaphysics, epistemology
Department of Philosophy

Navin Ramakutty
Sustainable Agriculture, Climate Change, Food Security
Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability; and School of Public Policy and Global Affairs

M.V. Ramana
Nuclear energy and Nuclear weapons in South Asia
School of Public Policy and Global Affairs

John Roosa
Nationalism; Imperialism; Oral History; Human Rights
Department of History

Adheesh Sathaye
Sanskrit Literature and Folklore
Department of Asian Studies

Sara Shneiderman
Anthropology of South Asia and the Himalayas; Ethnicity, Indigeneity; Citizenship; Development; Social and Political Transformation
Department of Anthropology, School of Public Policy & Global Affairs, and Institute of Asian Research

Farah Shroff
Mind/body connection and Social justice approaches to better population health)\
Department of Family Practice and the School of Population and Public Health in the UBC Faculty of Medicine

Hasan Siddiqui
Cultural and Intellectual History of Early-Modern South Asia
Department of Asian Studies

Mark Turin
Himalayan Languages and Cultures, Anthropology, Linguistics, Nepal, Sikkim, Bhutan
Department of Anthropology, First Nations and Endangered Languages Program & Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies

Hisham Zerriffi
Climate Change, Energy Policy, Social Impact, and Sustainability
Department of Forest Resources Management

Ashok Aklujkar
Sanskrit Linguistics and Poetics
Department of Asian Studies

Mandakranta Bose
Textual tradition of performing arts of India, Sanskrit literature, the Rāmāyana, and gender studies
Former Director, Centre for India and South Asia Research
Institute of Asian Research

Kenneth Bryant
Hindi-Urdu Languages and Indian literature
Department of Asian Studies

Katherine Hacker
Historical and Contemporary Art and Architecture of South Asia
Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory

Francesca Harlow
History of Pre-Modern and Early Modern India
Department of Asian Studies

Peter Harnetty
Social and Economic History of India during British Rule.
Department of Asian Studies

Ashok Kotwal
Indian Economic Reforms and their Impact on Poverty, Governance Structures in Rural India
Vancouver School of Economics

John R. Wood
Comparative Non-Western Government, with primary focus on the politics of India and South Asia
Founding Director, Centre for India and South Asia Research
Department of Political Science

*If you are UBC Faculty or a Postdoctoral Fellow with teaching and/or research interests related to South Asia, please write to us at cisar.iar@ubc.ca to join this list.