Faculty

http://www.polsci.ucsb.edu/sites/www.polsci.ucsb.edu/files/imagecache/Directory_Standard/directory_photos/AAhuja.jpegAmit Ahuja
Ph.D., University of Michigan
Associate Professor of Political Science
South Asian Politics, Ethnic Politics, Comparative Politics
South Asia Faculty - Ameeriar.jpgLalaie Ameeriar
Ph.D., Stanford University
Associate Professor of Asian American Studies
South Asian Anthropology, South Asian Diaspora, Gender Studies
lalaie.ameeriar@asamst.ucsb.edu
South Asia Faculty - Bhavnani.jpgKum-Kum Bhavnani
Ph.D., Cambridge University
Professor of Sociology
Women and International Development, Feminist Studies, Cultural Studies
Cabezon ImageJosé Cabezón
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison
XIV Dalai Lama Endowed Chair in Tibetan Buddhism & Cultural Studies
Professor of Religious Studies
South Asian Religions, Tibetan Buddhist Traditions
Juan Campo ImageJuan E. Campo
Ph.D., University of Chicago
Associate Professor of Religious Studies
South Asian Religions, Islamic Traditions
Swati Chattopadhyay
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Professor of History of Art and Architecture
South Asian Architecture, British Colonialism, Postcolonial Theory
South Asia Faculty - William-Elison.jpg William Elison
Ph.D., University of Chicago
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies
South Asian Religions, Hindu Traditions, Subaltern Traditions
South Asia Faculty - Genetti.jpgCarol Genetti
Ph.D., University of Oregon
Professor of Linguistics
Himalayan Languages, Newari Linguistics
South Asia Faculty - Ghosh 2.jpgBishnupriya Ghosh
Ph.D., Northwestern University
Professor of English
South Asian Literature, Postcolonial Theory, Global Media Studies
South Asia Faculty - Hancock.jpgMary Hancock
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Professor of Anthropology and History
South Asian Anthropology and History, Politics of Heritage, Gender Studies
hillis ImageGreg Hillis
Ph.D., University of Virginia
Continuing Lecturer in Religious Studies
Sanskrit Language and Literature, Tibetan Language and Literature
Holdrege Barbara A. Holdrege, Chair
Ph.D., Harvard University
Professor of Religious Studies
South Asian Religions, Hindu Traditions, Comparative History of Religions
South Asia Faculty - Juergensmeyer.jpgMark Juergensmeyer
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Professor of Global Studies and Sociology
South Asian Religion and Politics, Religious Violence, Conflict Resolution
South Asia Faculty - Marcus.jpgScott Marcus
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
Professor of Music
South Asian Ethnomusicology, North Indian Music, Middle Eastern Music
South Asia Faculty - Mehta.jpgAashish Mehta
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison
Associate Professor of Global Studies
South Asian Economics,  Developing Economies, Global Socioeconomics
South Asia Faculty - Sarkar.jpgBhaskar Sarkar
Ph.D., University of Southern California
Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies
South Asian Cinema, Asian Cinemas, Postcolonial Media Theory
wallace-thumb.jpgVesna Wallace
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Professor of Religious Studies
South Asian Religions, Buddhist Traditions, Jain Traditions
White ImageDavid Gordon White
Ph.D., University of Chicago
Professor of Religious Studies
South Asian Religions, Hindu Traditions

Affiliated Faculty

busto ImageRudy Busto
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Associate Professor of Religious Studies
Magda Campo ImageMagda Campo
M.A., American University, Cairo
Continuing Lecturer in Religious Studies
 
South Asia Faculty - Harsha.jpgAmbi Harsha
M.A., University of California, Santa Barbara
Lecturer in Asian American Studies
 
Hecht ImageRichard D. Hecht
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
Professor of Religious Studies
Fabio Rambelli
Ph.D., University of Venice
International Shinto Foundation Chair in Shinto Studies
Professor of Religious Studies and East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies
South Asia Faculty - Rappaport.jpgErika Rappaport
Ph.D., Rutgers University
Professor of History
reynolds ImageDwight Reynolds
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Professor of Religious Studies
Dominic Steavu
Ph.D., Stanford University
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies
South Asia Faculty - Sturman.jpgPeter Sturman
Ph.D., Yale University
Professor of History of Art and Architecture
yang_thumb.pngMayfair Yang
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Professor of Religious Studies and East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies
Worshipping a Village Tree Goddess

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