Profiles in "South Asian Studies" Expertise Area

  • Eder's interests center on sociocultural anthropology in Palawan, Philippines and natural resource management.
  • Feldhaus is Distinguished Foundation Professor of Religious Studies at ASU. Her work combines philological and ethnographic approaches to study religious traditions of the Marathi-language region of India.
  • Haines is co-director of ASU's Center of Muslim Experience in the U.S. and associate professor of Religious Studies. As a cultural anthropologist he researches on marginal communities and Islamic values of peace, community wellbeing, and lived ethics.
  • Saikia's work focuses on the histories of memory and identity; women, war, and peace; premodern and contemporary South Asia (India, Pakistan and Bangladesh) and engaging the history of Islam and Islamic values of peace.
  • Nilanjana Bhattacharjya's research focuses on popular music, film, and visual culture from South Asia and its diasporic communities. She is affiliated with the Center for Asian Research and the South Asia Council at ASU.
  • Dutta studies creative ways to address development, health and social disparity issues.
  • Prasad's research and scholarship include South Asia, social movements, Dalit studies, oral history, gender and land right.