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.
  • 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.