South Asia at Yale
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Students with an interest in South Asian Studies should apply to one of the University’s degree-granting departments, such as Anthropology, History, Political Science, Economics, or Religious Studies. The Council on South Asian Studies is part of the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies. It has been organized to provide guidance to graduate students who desire to use the resources of the departments of the University that offer South Asia-related courses.

The Council on South Asian Studies aims to bring together faculty and students sharing an interest in South Asia, and it supplements the curriculum with seminars, conferences, and special lectures by scholars from Yale as well as visiting scholars. It provides information concerning grants, fellowships, research programs, and foreign study opportunities.

Language instruction is offered in Hindi and Tamil. Students planning to undertake field research or language study in South Asia may apply to the council for summer fellowship support. For information and program materials, contact the Council on South Asian Studies, Yale University, PO Box 208206, New Haven CT 06520-8206; or call 203-436-3517.

Graduate Students Working in the South Asia Region:

Aniket Aga, PhD, Anthropology
Chandana Anusha, PhD, Anthropology
Sahana Ghosh, PhD, Anthropology
Amy Johnson, PhD, Anthropology
Atreyee Majumder,
PhD, Anthropology
Jacob Rinck, PhD, Anthropology
Vikramaditiya Thakur, PhD, Anthropology

Luisa Cortesi, PhD, Anthropology and School of Forestry and Environmental Studies     

Maliha Noorani, PhD, Art History
Holly Shafer, PhD, Art History
Heeryoon Shin, PhD, Art History      
Emma Natalia Stein, PhD, Art History
Sylvia Houghteling, PhD, Art History

Ariel Bardi, Ph.D. Comparative Literature

Rachel Heath, PhD, Economics

Amy Johnson, PhD, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
Jennifer Miller,
PhD, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
Alark Saxena, PhD, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies

Madhavi Devasher, PhD, Political Science
Gareth Nellis, PhD, Political Science
Niloufer Siddiqui, PhD, Political Science
Anurag Sinha, PhD, Political Science
Dawne Teale, PhD Political Science
Michael Weaver, PhD, Political Science

Lang Chen, PhD, Religious Studies          
Ellen Gough, PhD, Religious Studies          
Mark Holum, PhD, Religious Studies          
Khurram Hussain, PhD, Religious Studies 
Andrew More, PhD, Religious Studies