Affiliated Faculty

Penncard Renewal: Looking to renew your affiliation and Penncard? You can use the same form for renewal requests. Please allow 3-5 business days for renewals. Click here for the form.

Affiliated Faculty are non-Penn faculty members research and teaching interest include South Asia.  Our Affiliated Faculty Members share in, and contribute to, the knowledge and programs offered by the University's South Asia studies community. 

If you teach at a college or university in the Mid Atlantic region, please consider joining the South Asia Center's Affiliated Faculty.  You will recieve direct-borrowing privileges at Penn Libraries (renewable annually), special invitations to Center events, and opportunities to apply for funding to support the study of South Asia on your home campus.  To be considered, please send your basic information, CV, along with a brief description of your South Asia related research interests in the form below. For additional questions, please contact Associate Director, Aurora Reardanz at 

Interested in joining the Penn South Asia Center Affiliated Faculty?
Please complete the form and submit your request here.

South Asia Center Affiliated Faculty Members:

  • Amber Abbas, Departments of Asian Studies and History, Saint Josephs University
  • M. Ashraf Adeel, Department of Philosophy, Kutztown University
  • Umme Kalsoom Adeel, Independent Scholar
  • Fay Beauchamp, Department of English, Community College of Philadelphia
  • Monika R. Bhagat-Kennedy, Assistant Professor Department of English University of Mississippi
  • Debjani Bhattacharyya, Department of History, Drexel University
  • Pia Brancaccio, Department of Visual Studies, Drexel University
  • Bradley Buchner, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania
  • Leah Comeau, Department of the Humanities, University of the Sciences
  • Pallabi Chakravorty, Department of Music and Dance, Swarthmore College
  • Kavita Daiya, Department of English, George Washington University
  • Rekha Datta, Department of Political Science, Monmouth University
  • Douglas Duckworth, Department of Religion, Temple University
  • Arvind Elangovan, Department of History, Wright State University
  • Maura Finkelstein, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, Muhlenberg College
  • Jo-Ann Gross, Department of History, The College of New Jersey
  • Lakshmi Gudipati, Department of English, Community College of Philadelphia
  • Bina Gupta, Department of Philosophy, University of Missouri
  • Danielle HeeneyPenn Treaty Middle School
  • Frank Hoffman, Department of Philosophy, West Chester University
  • Deborah Hutton, Department of Art and Art History, The College of New Jersey
  • Priya Joshi, Department of English, Temple University
  • Anil Kalhan, Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law
  • Nicole Karapanagiotis, Department of Philosophy and Religion, Rutgers University
  • Elizabeth Kolsky, Department of History, Villanova University
  • Seth Koven, Department of History, Rutgers University
  • Andrew Liu, Department of History, Villanova University
  • Xinru Liu, Department of History, The College of New Jersey
  • Jeffrey Long, Departments of Religion and Asian Studies, Elizabethtown College
  • Hafeez Malik, Department of Political Science, Villanova University
  • Jeanne Marecek, Department of Psychology, Swarthmore College
  • Nicholas Tajano MolnarDepartment of History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies, Community College of Philadelphia
  • Gedeon Mudacumura, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania
  • Robert Nichols, Historical Studies Program, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
  • Joel Ostreich, Department of History and Politics, Drexel University
  • Wazhmah Osman, School of Media and Communication, Temple University
  • Shreeyash Palshikar, Department of History, Albright College
  • David Prejsnar, Department of History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies, Community College of Philadelphia
  • Jolly Ramakrishnan, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania
  • Ramnarayan Rawat, Department of History, University of Delaware
  • Amita Satyal, Department of History, Rutgers University
  • Mrinalini Sebastian, Independent Scholar
  • Sarah Sharp, William Penn Charter School
  • Helen Sheehan, Health and Sociology
  • Amardeep Singh, Department of English, Lehigh University
  • Howard Spodek, History and Urban Studies, Temple University
  • Michael Stern, Department of Architecture, Design, and Construction, Community College of Philadelphia
  • Jayanti Tamm, Department of English, School of Arts & Humanities, Ocean County College
  • SherAli Tareen, Department of Religious Studies, Franklin and Marshall College
  • Glen Wallis, Won Institute of Graduate Studies
  • Connie Watson, Department of Pyschology, Community College of Philadelphia
  • Amanda Weidman, Department of Anthropology, Bryn Mawr College
  • Jennifer Yusin, Department of English and Philosophy, Drexel University
  • Jonathan Dickstein, Assistant Professor, Arihanta Institute
  • Neeraja Poddar, PhD, Philadelphia Museum of Art