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Affiliate Faculty

Sidney Kaufman Professor in Geophysics

Geographic Research Area: Nepal, Tibet, China

Teaching/Research Interests: Geophysics, seismology, ground-penetrating radar, and geotectonics
 

Associate Professor, Government

Allen R. Carlson is an associate professor of government. He earned his PhD from Yale University’s Department of Political Science. His undergraduate degree is from Colby College.

Andrew H. and James S. Tisch Distinguished University Professor

Geographic Research Area: South Asia

Teaching/Research Interests: Agricultural biotechnology, intellectual property, international agriculture, international development, and plant breeding and genetics

Senior Lecturer, Near Eastern Studies

Geographic Research Area: Iran and the Middle East

Teaching/Research Interests: Democracy in Modern Iran, Russo-Iranian relations, constitutional movements in the Middle East, Mongol rule in the Middle East

Adjunct Professor and Associate Director, IP-CALS academic program

Peter Hobbs is a crop scientist and agronomist, with a research, teaching, and extension focus on rice and wheat systems and conservation agriculture and rural development.

Geographic Research Area: South Asia, Latin America, and Africa

Hardis Family Assistant Professor for Teaching Excellence

Sabrina Karim is an assistant professor in the department of government and the Hardis Family Assistant Professor for Teaching Excellence. Her research focuses on conflict and peace processes, particularly state building in the aftermath of civil war.

Professor, Linguistics and Classics

Geographic Research Area: South Asia

Teaching/Research Interests: Indo-European linguistics, and Greek and Latin comparative and historical linguistics

Interim Director, Southeast Asia Program

Thomas Pepinsky is an associate professor in the Department of Government and interim director of the Southeast Asia Program. He is also affiliated with the South Asia Program.

Assistant Professor, Science and Technology Studies

Geographic Research Area: India

Teaching/Research Interests: History of science and technology, British empire from the 17th through the 19th centuries, science and the state, East India Company and the India Office in the 19th century

Professor, Historic Preservation Planning

Geographic Research Area: Asia, the Middle East, and Central and South America

Teaching/Research Interests: Relationships between museums and the public, and preservation, planning, and religion