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Steering Committee

Associate Professor, Comparative Literature

Geographic Research Area: Russia, Eurasia, and India

Teaching/Research Interests: Technology and culture, energy and the environment, media studies, and migration studies

Associate Professor, International and Comparative Labor & Labor Relations, Law, and History

Geographic Research Interest: India, Himalayas

Teaching/Research Interest: Labor, environment, agriculture, political economy, history of science. 

Professor, Asian Studies

Anne M. Blackburn is a professor of South Asia studies and Buddhist studies in the Department of Asian Studies at Cornell University. She received her BA from Swarthmore College and MA and PhD degrees from the University of Chicago.

Curator and Adjunct Assistant Professor, Asian Studies

Geographic Research Area: Nepal

Teaching/Research Interests: History and texts of transregional South Asia, especially social, religious, political, and urban history of the Newar people of the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal

Director, South Asia Program

Iftikhar Dadi is an associate professor in the Department of the History of Art and Visual Studies.

Geographic Research Area: Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Middle East

Professor, History

Geographic Research Area: India and Pakistan

Teaching/Research Interests: History of British colonialism, popular and radical political movements, and gender and sexuality

Professor, South Asia Religions

Geographic Research Area: India

Teaching/Research Interests: South Asian religions, North Indian devotional traditions, and modern Indian religious movements

International Professor of Environmental and Indigenous Studies

Geographic Research Area: Afghanistan, India, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, China, Alaska, Canada, and Russia

Associate Professor, House Professor, and Dean, Carl Becker House

Geographic Research Area: India

Teaching/Research Interests: Urbanization, planning theory, research methods, transborder/transdiscipline engaged learning

Professor, Applied Economics and Management

Prabhu Pingali is director of Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition.

Geographic Research Area: India, Philippines, and Mexico

Teaching/Research Interests: Agricultural policy, nutrition, poverty, development, and the environment