Affiliated Faculty Members of the South Asia Center at Penn

Affiliated Faculty are non-Penn faculty members from Philadelphia-area colleges and universities whose 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 greater Delware Valley, and your research and teaching interests include South Asia, 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 CV, along with a brief description of your South Asia related research interests (up to 25 words) to Rachael Hickon.

Current List of 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

Lynn MeskellDepartment of Anthropology (School of Arts and Sciences) and Department of Historic Preservation (Weitzman School of Design), University of Pennsylvania

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

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