Faculty Working on South Asia

Siwan Anderson
Rural Institutions, the Role of Caste and Gender in Development
Professor, 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)
Assistant Professor, Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Deputy Area Coordinator, Counselling Psychology Program

Shashidharan Enarth
Research on role of civil society in creating systemic changes, influencing political culture and mechanisms of transparency and accountability, impact of decentralization of poverty,  political economy of livelihood promotion with special focus on vulnerable and low income segments of the population
School of Public Policy and Global Affairs
Graduate Director for the Masters in Public Policy and Global Affairs (MPPGA) Program

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

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

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

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

Suzie Lavallee
biodiversityconservationecologyecosystemsentomologyforest biologyforest managementlandscape ecologypopulation demographysampling designsocial impactsocial sciencesustainabilityvertebrate ecology, forest resource management, livelihoods, and conservation in India
Department of Forest and Conservation Sciences

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ashok Aklujkar
Sanskrit Linguistics and Poetics
Professor Emeritus, 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
Professor Emerita, Institute of Asian Research

Kenneth Bryant
Hindi-Urdu Languages and Indian literature
Associate Professor Emeritus, 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.
Professor Emeritus, Department of Asian Studies

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
Professor Emeritus, Department of Political Science

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