Director

Meera Ashar

Meera Ashar

Director, South Asia Research Institute
India
Asian History
Asian and Global History

Deputy Director

Chris Diamond

Dr

Christopher L. Diamond

Lecturer in Hindi
Asian Cultural Studies
Indian Languages
Indian Literature

Members

Achalie Kumarage

Ms

Achalie Kumarage

PhD Candidate
Law and Society
Gender Studies
Regulation and Governance
Aditya Balasubramanian

Dr

Aditya Balasubramanian

Senior Lecturer in History
Ananda Devkota Profile

Mr

Ananda Devkota

PhD Candidate
Climate Change
South Asia
Environmental and Socio-economic Vulnerability
Andy Kennedy

Andrew Kennedy

Associate Professor
Chinese Politics
Chinese foreign and security policy
US-China competition
Assa Doron

Professor

Assa Doron

Professor
ANTHROPOLOGY
Chaitanya Sambrani

Chaitanya Sambrani

AsPr, Art History, School of Art and Design
Art history
Art Theory
Asian History
Christopher Alan Gregory

EmPr

Christopher Alan Gregory

Emeritus Professor of Anthropology
Social and Cultural Anthropology
Chris Diamond

Dr

Christopher L. Diamond

Lecturer in Hindi
Asian Cultural Studies
Indian Languages
Indian Literature
Dipika Adhikari

Ms

Dipika Adhikari

PhD researcher
Natural Resource Management
political ecology
Environmental justice
Eva F Nisa

Dr

Eva F Nisa

Senior Lecturer
ANTHROPOLOGY
Islamic Studies
Culture, Gender, Sexuality
Geoffrey Piggott

Mr

Geoffrey Piggott

PhD Candidate,
Giti Datt

Ms

Giti Datt

PhD Candidate
South Asia
Anthropology
Colonisation
Kelzang T. Tashi

Dr

Kelzang T. Tashi

Posdoctoral Fellow
Social and Cultural Anthropology
South Asia
Religion and Society
Hatizah

Khadija Rashid

Project Officer, Partnerships and Engagement
Pakistan
South Asia
Religion and Society
Mark Macleod

Dr

Mark Macleod

Chair, TasWriters; Adjunct Senior Lecturer Charles Sturt University
Children's Literature; Creative Writing
McComas Taylor

AsPr

McComas Taylor

Associate Professor, Reader in Sanskrit
LANGUAGE STUDIES
Indian Literature
Epistemology
Meera Ashar

Meera Ashar

Director, South Asia Research Institute
India
Asian History
Asian and Global History
Mohammad Ibrahim Khalad

Mr

Mohammad Ibrahim Khalad

PhD Student, Australian National University
Man and Masculinities
Refugee and Forced migration studies
Peter Friedlander

Peter Friedlander

A/Prof Hindi and South Asian Studies
Indian Literature
Raghbendra Jha

EmPr

Raghbendra Jha

Emeritus Professor of Economics
Public Economics- Taxation and Revenue
Macroeconomics (incl. Monetary and Fiscal Theory)
Development economics
Rajesh Giri

Mr

Rajesh Giri

PhD Candidate, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU
Gender Studies
Development studies
South Asia
Ronit Ricci

Ronit Ricci

AsPr
Indonesia
Samuel Bashfield

Mr

Samuel Bashfield

PhD Scholar
Defence Studies
Foreign policy analysis
Saurabh Kumar Nath Profile Picture

Mr

Saurabh Kumar Nath

PhD student
Language, people and society (Sociolinguistics)
Shameem Black

Associate Professor

Shameem Black

Associate Professor
LITERARY STUDIES
Gender Studies
Asian Cultural Studies
Shunichi Ishihara

AsPr

Shunichi Ishihara

CHL
Japanese Language
Stephanie Majcher

Dr

Stephanie Majcher

Lecturer in Sanskrit
Sanskrit Language
Sanskrit, Pre-modern India, innovation in teaching
Vedic Studies
Stuti Bhatnagar

Dr.

Stuti Bhatnagar

Post Doctoral Research Fellow
International Relations
Government and Politics of Asia and the Pacific
South Asia
Tanya Jakimow

Tanya Jakimow

Associate Professor of Anthropology and ARC Future Fellow
Gender and Politics
Anthropology of Development
Local Government
Tayyaba Malik

Mrs

Tayyaba Malik

PhD Research Student
Islam and Gender, Women activism, Women’s political activism
Tomoko Akami

AsPr

Tomoko Akami

Associate Professor
Asian and Global History
History of International Relations
Political and diplomatic history of Japan
Zazie Bowen

Dr

Zazie Bowen

Sessional academic Tjabal Centre
South Asia
Anthropology
Childhoods studies

Affiliates

Kama Maclean

Professor

Kama Maclean

Chair of History, South Asia Institute, University of Heidelberg
19th-20th century British India
Patrick McCartney

Dr

Patrick SD McCartney

Phoenix Fellow
Maritime Archaeology
ARCHAEOLOGY
Art history