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South Asian Studies Faculty

Core Faculty

Richard Barnett

Associate Professor of History

Phone: 434-924-6396 E-mail:

PO Box 400180
Department of History
Randall Hall, 228

Mrinalini Chakravorty

Assistant Professor

Phone: 434-924-6666 E-mail:

PO Box 400121
219 Bryan Hall

Griffith Chaussee

Lecturer

Phone: 434-243-2019 E-mail:

PO Box 400781
Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian
Languages and Cultures

John Echeverri-Gent

Associate Professor

Phone: 434-924-3968 E-mail:

PO Box 400787
Cabell Hall, 145

Daniel Ehnbom

Associate Professor of Art History

Phone: 434-924-6130 E-mail:

PO Box 400130
Department of Art

Mehr Farooqi

Assistant Professor

Phone: 434-924-4643 E-mail:

PO Box 400781
Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian
Languages and Cultures

David Germano

Associate Professor

Phone: 434-924-6728 E-mail:

Department of Religious Studies
PO Box 400126

Bimla Gour

Lecturer

Phone: 434-243-4985 E-mail:

PO Box 400781
Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Cultures

Zjaleh Hajibashi

Lecturer

Phone: 434-924-4641 E-mail:

PO Box 400781
Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian
Languages and Cultures

Robert Hueckstedt

Professor

Phone: 434-243-8228 E-mail:

PO Box 400781
Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian
Languages and Cultures

Ravindra Khare

Professor and Dir of Ctr on Critical Human Survival Issues

Phone: 434-924-3644 E-mail:

PO Box 400120
Brooks Hall, 305

Alireza Korangy Isfahani

Assistant Professor

Phone: 434-243-9243 E-mail:

PO Box 400781
Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian
Languages and Cultures

Karen Lang

Professor

Phone: 434-924-0846 E-mail:

Department of Religious Studies
PO Box 400126

Philip McEldowney

Librarian of Anthropology, Religious Studies

Phone: 434-924-4987 E-mail:

P.O. Box 400104
Alderman Library - Room 224
University of Virginia

Farzaneh Milani

Professor and Chair

Phone: 434-243-4930 E-mail:

PO Box 400781
Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian
Languages and Cultures

Neeti Nair

Associate Professor

Phone: 434-924-6417 E-mail:

PO Box 400180
Department of History
Nau Hall

John Nemec

Assistant Professor

Phone: 434-924-6716 E-mail:

Department of Religious Studies
PO Box 400126

Tsetan Nepali

Lecturer

Phone: 434-924-3303 E-mail:

PO Box 400781
Department of East Asian Languages, Literatures
and Cultures

Arnico Panday

Research Assistant Professor

Phone: 434-243-7761 E-mail:

PO Box 400123
Department of Environmental Sciences
Clark Hall

Sonal Pandya

Assistant Professor

Phone: 434-924-3192 E-mail:

PO Box 400787
Department of Politics
232 New Cabell Hall

Geeta Patel

Associate Professor

Phone: 434-924-3452 E-mail:

PO Box 400781
Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian
Languages and Cultures

Tashi Rabgey

Lecturer, Co-Director Tibet Center

Phone: 434-924-2455 E-mail:

PO Box 400781
Department of East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Aminur Rahman

Lecturer

Phone: 434-924-3488 E-mail:

PO Box 400781
MESA
B-27 New Cabell Hall

Prista Ratanapruck

Assistant Professor

Phone: 434-924-7044 E-mail:

P.O. Box 400120
Department of Anthropology

Gowher Rizvi

VICE PROVOST FOR INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS

Phone: 434-924-6835 E-mail:

PO Box 400308
Booker House

Abdulaziz Sachedina

Frances Myers Ball Professor of Religious Studies

Phone: 434-924-6725 E-mail:

Department of Religious Studies
PO Box 400126

Gauri Shastry

Assistant Professor

Phone: E-mail:

PO Box 400182
Department of Economics
Monroe Hall

Rina Williams

Assistant Professor

Phone: 434-243-1808 E-mail:

PO Box 400781
Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages & Cultures
B027 New Cabell Hall

Associate Faculty

Leslie Blackhall

Associate Professor

Phone: 434-243-5730 E-mail:

PO Box 801024
Blake Center

John Bonvillian

Associate Professor

Phone: 434-924-0646 E-mail:

PO Box 400400
Gilmer Hall, 310

Frederick Damon

Professor

Phone: 434-924-6826 E-mail:

PO Box 400120
Brooks Hall, 206

Scott K. De Veaux

Associate Professor

Phone: 434-924-6500 E-mail:

PO Box 400176
Old Cabell Hall, 112

Paul Groner

Professor of Religious Studies

Phone: 434-924-6715 E-mail:

Department of Religious Studies
PO Box 400126

Leigh Grossman

Professor

Phone: 434-924-5896 E-mail:

PO Box 800386
Barringer, 4423

Nathaniel Grove

Research Associate in Religious Studies

Phone: 434-924-4981 E-mail:

Humanities & Social Sciences Services
PO Box 400104
Alderman Library 2nd Floor

Richard L. GUERRANT

Hunter Prof Int Med/Head, Geo and Int Med/Dir Ctr Global Hlt

Phone: E-mail:

PO Box 801379
MR-4, 3148

Jonathan Haidt

Professor

Phone: 434-243-7631 E-mail:

PO Box 400400
Gilmer, 304

Yunsheng Huang

Associate Professor

Phone: 434-924-3840 E-mail:

PO Box 400122

Michelle Kisliuk

Associate Professor

Phone: 434-982-2946 E-mail:

PO Box 400176
Old Cabell, 112

Shawn Lyons

Assistant Professor

Phone: 434-924-3350 E-mail:

P O Box 400133
College of Arts and Sciences
206 Monroe Hall

David Newman

Tibetan Cataloguing and Bibliographic Assistant

Phone: 434-924-6728 E-mail:

PO Box 400126

Marga Odahowski

Director of Studies

Phone: 434-924-7767 E-mail:

1-100 Mary Munford

Sonal Pandya

Assistant Professor

Phone: 434-924-3192 E-mail:

PO Box 400787
Department of Politics
232 New Cabell Hall

Bryan Pfaffenberger

Associate Professor

Phone: 434-982-2905 E-mail:

PO BOX 400744
351 McCormick Rd.
Thornton Hall, Rm. A218

Sandhya Shukla

Associate Professor and Director of American Studies

Phone: 434-924-6616 E-mail:

PO Box 400121
Department of English
219 Bryan Hall

Thokmey Nawang

TIBETAN LIBRARY SPECIALIST

Phone: 434-924-4981 E-mail:

PO Box 400106
Alderman Library, 505

Steve Weinberger

Research Assistant in Religious Studies

Phone: 434-924-6617 E-mail:

PO Box 400126
Department of Religious Studies

Kath Weston

Professor

Phone: 434-243-4374 E-mail:

PO Box 400172
Studies in Women and Gender

Dorothy Wong

Associate Professor

Phone: 434-243-8650 E-mail:

PO Box 400130
Department of Art

Emeritus Faculty

Alfred P. Fernbach

Professor Emeritus, Department of Politics (Foreign policy and contemporary politics)

Harold Gould

Visiting Scholar, Center for South Asian Studies (Political anthropology, South Asian civilization).

Walter Hauser

Professor Emeritus, Department of History (Twentieth-century India, peasant movements, electoral politics) Director, 1976-79

Jeffrey Hopkins

Professor Emeritus, Department of Religious Studies (Tibetan studies, Tantrism, Buddhist philosophy, Tibetan language) Director, 1979-1982 and 1985-94

Peter Hook

Professor, Visiting Scholar, Center for South Asian Studies, (Linguistics of South Asian languages)

Wallace E. Reed

Associate Professor Emeritus, Department of Environmental Sciences (Urban and Economic Geography)

John Roberts

Assoc. Prof. Emeritus, Sanskrit & Hindi

Visiting Faculty

Cynthia Benton-Groner

Visiting Lecturer

Phone: 434-924-0936 E-mail:

PO Box 400160

Murray Milner

Professor Emeritus

Phone: 434-982-2693 E-mail:

PO Box 400766
Department of Sociology
542 Cabell Hall

H. Seneviratne

Professor Emeritus

Phone: 434-924-6820 E-mail:

PO Box 400120
Brooks Hall, 306

Steve Weinberger

Research Assistant in Religious Studies

Phone: 434-924-6617 E-mail:

PO Box 400126
Department of Religious Studies