SAI Affiliated Faculty

DEPARTMENT OF ANTHROPOLOGY
 
(University of California, Berkeley)
Assistant Professor, Anthopology, Barnard College
 
Research areas: Linguistic anthropology; Language and ethics; Deaf Studies/sign language studies; Anthropology of Nepal and South Asia
 
DEPARTMENT OF ART HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY
 
(On Leave, Spring 2021)
(Cambridge University)
Barbara Stoler Miller Professor of Indian and South Asian Art
 
Research areas: Buddhist art of the centuries BC; esoteric temples of North India; sacred bronzes of South India; art under the British Raj
 
DEPARTMENT OF DANCE, BARNARD COLLEGE
 
(New York University)
Adjunct Professor, Dance, Barnard College
 
SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
 
(University of Texas)
Alan and Carol Silberstein Professor and Chair, Earth and Environmental Engineering,
Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science;
Director, Columbia Water Center
 
Research areas: hydrology, climate dynamics, applied statistics, water resource systems analysis, risk management and sustainability
 
(Cornell University)
Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science
 
Research areas: energy resources and energy conversion technologies
 
DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS
 
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
University Professor, Economics, Law, and International Affairs
 
Research areas: Development Economics, International Trade, Political Economy
 
Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Economics, Barnard College
 
Research areas: microeconomics and game theory, with applications to inequality, crime, communication, and finance
 
DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH AND COMPARATIVE LITERATURE
 
(Cornell University)
University Professor in the Humanties
Department of English and Comparative Literature
 
Research areas: 19th and 20th Century Literature, Marxism, Feminism, Deconstruction, General French Theory, Globalization and Postcolonial, Political Theory and Critical Social Theory
 
(Columbia University)
Class of 1933 Professor in the Humanities, English and Comparative Literature
Research areas: Cultural and Intellectual History, Education, Religious Studies, 19th Century British and Colonial Cultural Studies, History of Disciplines, 20th and 21st Century, Postcolonial and Global South, 19th Century, Asia/South Asia
 
DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY 
 
(University of Chicago)
Associate Professor, History
 
Research areas: intellectual history in South and Southeast Asia; critical philosophy of history, colonial and anti-colonial thought; modern and pre-modern historical narratives and the creation of understandings for readers of places, communities, and intellectual genealogies
 
(Columbia University)
Tow Associate Professor, History Department and MESAAS; Barnard College
 
Reserach areas:  gender and sexuality studies; caste and race; historical anthropology; social theory; comparative urbanism; and colonial genealogies of human rights and humanitarianism.
 
SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS (SIPA)
 
(University of Michigan)
Chair, Committee on Global Thought,
Professor of Professional Practice, School of International and Public Affairs,
and Special Advisor for Global Affairs to the President of Columbia University
 
Research areas: Asian Art; cultural roots of Asia’s economic and political transformation and challenges;  the political, cultural, and women’s development in Asia
 
(Princeton University)
Jagdish Bhagwati Professor of Indian Political Economy, International and Public Affairs and Economics, SIPA
 
Research areas:  International trade policy, economic development, economic reforms with focus on India
 
LANGUAGE RESOURCE CENTER
 
Dwijen Battacharjya
(CUNY)
Lecturer in Bengali, Language Resource Center
 
Sandeep Singh
(Punjab University)
Lecture in Punjabi, Language Resource Center
 
DEPARTMENT OF MIDDLE EASTERN, SOUTH ASIAN, AND AFRICAN STUDIES
 
(Jawaharlal Nehru University)
Lecturer in Hindi-Urdu, MESAAS
 
(University of Rochester)
Professor, Anthropology & MESAAS
 
Research areas: Culture of Nationalism, Ethnicity and Religion, Postcolonial Democracy, Capitalism in Agrarian Societies South Asia, India
 
Christine Marrewa-Karwoski
(Columbia University)
Lecturer in Hindi-Urdu Language
 
Research areas: early modern and modern South Asian religious, literary, and cultural history; religious exchange and interaction in early modern India; asceticism; manuscript circulation; Hindi print culture; nationalism; and theo-politics.
 
(Jawaharlal Nehru University)
Professor, Indian Politics and Intellectual History, MESAAS
 
Research areas: intellectual history and Indian politics; Indian social and political thought in the 19th and 20th centuries; modern Indian literature and cultural production; historical sociology of the Indian state
 
(Harvard University)
Associate Professor, Indo-Persian Studies, MESAAS
Research areas: early modern and modern connective social, cultural, intellectual histories of West, Central and South Asia from the 17th – 19th centuries; Indo-Persian literary culture and social history; intra-Asian travel and migration, gender and sexuality, historiographies beyond nationalism
 
(New York University)
Assistant Professor of South Asian Cinema, MESAAS
 
Research areas: film history; media theory; production studies; new materialisms; feminist film historiography; postcolonial studies; South Asian studies
 
(University of Chicago)
Professor Emerita, South Asian Literature, MESAAS
Research areas: modern South Asian literature, especially Urdu poetry
 
(University of Dehli)
Senior Lecturer and Coordinator Hindi-Urdu Language, MESAAS
 
Research areas: Hindi pedagogy, issues of heritage learners and South Asian diaspora
 
Tyler Richards
(Harvard University)
Lecturer in Sanskrit
 
Shiv Subramanian
(Columbia University)
Lecturer in Sanskrit and Tamil
 
DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY 
 
(University of Chicago)
Sidney Morgenbesser Professor of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy
 
Research areas: Philosophy of Mind and Language; Political Philosophy and Moral Psychology, especially as they surface in politics, political economy, history, and culture.
 
DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE
 
(Harvard University)
Professor of Political Science
 
Research areas: theory and history of empire, South Asian intellectual history, political theory, and postcolonial democracy.
 
(University of Chicago)
Adjunct Associate Professor, Political Science
 
Research areas: comparative politics; politics of South Asia
 
SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH
 
(Jawaharlal Nehru University)
Associate Professor, Sociomedical Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health
 
Research areas: Aging and Elderly, Global Health, History of Public Health, Infectious Disease
 
DEPARTMENT OF RELIGION 
 
(University of Chicago)
Professor, Religion Department
Director, M.A. Program in South Asia Studies
Director, South Asia Institute
 
Research areas:  Islam; South Asian Religions
 
(Harvard University)
Claire Tow Professor of Religion, Barnard College
(Barnard)
 
Research areas: Hinduism in north India; Religious literature in Brajbhasa/Hindi; Religion in New York; Poetry and Painting
 
(Harvard University)
Professor of Religion; Chair, Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Cultures, Barnard College
 
Research areas: Bengal, in eastern India and Bangladesh; the Hindu-goddess-centered religious traditions; comparative religion,
 
(Harvard University)
Jey Tsong Khapa Professor Emeritus of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies, Religion Department
 
Research areas:  Indo-Tibetan philosophical, scientific, and psychological traditions and their history
 
THEATRE DEPARTMENT, BARNARD COLLEGE
 
(New York University)
Lecturer, Department of Theatre, Barnard College
 
Research areas:   Non-Western Performance; Performance Studies; Gender and Feminist Studies