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Faculty Profiles

Roger N. Buckley, Professor of History and Courtesy Faculty/Founding Director of the Asian/Asian American Studies Institute

Manisha Desai, Professor of Sociology and Core Faculty of the Asian/Asian American Studies Institute, and will serve as  Head of Sociology beginning Academic Year 2016-2017.

Elizabeth Hanson, Emerita Professor of Political Science and Affiliated Faculty of the Asian/Asian American Studies Institute, currently serves as Director of the India Studies Program.

Patrick Hogan, Professor of English / Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies and Affiliated Faculty of the Asian/Asian American Studies Institute and the Program in Cognitive Studies

Prakash Kashwan, Assistant Professor of Comparative Environmental Policy and Politics in the Department of Political Science and Affiliated Faculty of the Asian/Asian American Studies Institute

Read Prof. Kashwan’s take on Botched-up Development and Electoral Politics in India published by Economic and Political Weekly on August 23, 2014.

Rebecca MatthewsAdjunct Instructor in the Department of English and Affiliated Faculty of the Asian/Asian American Studies Institute

Kathryn MyersProfessor of Painting in the School of Fine Arts at the University of Connecticut and Affiliated Faculty of the Asian/Asian American Studies Institute

Prof. Myers presented “Contesting Congested Byways” at the 10th Annual South Asian Studies Association Conference in New Delhi on the theme India at the Crossroads.

Nishith PrakashAssistant Professor of Economics with a joint appointment in the Human Rights Institute at the University of Connecticut and Affiliated Faculty of the Asian/Asian American Studies Institute

Read Prof. Prakash’s working paper on Affirmative Action in Developing Countries: Lessons Learded and A Way Forward (May, 2016) with Elizabeth Kaletski

Bandana Purkayastha, Professor of Sociology and Core Faculty of the Asian/Asian American Studies Institute, currently wrapping up her tenure as Department Head for Sociology. During the 2016 Fall Semester, she will be a Visiting Scholar at the Institute of Advanced Study at JNU in Delhi, India, partly as a Fulbright-Nehru Senior Scholar.

Read Prof. Purkayastha’s account of her November 2014 Invitation to Give Plenary Address at the International Conference on 25 years of UNRC and the State of Child Rights in Pakistan and related speaking engagements.

Susan RandolphAssociate Professor of Economics and Agricultural and Resource Economics with affiliations in the Human Rights Institute and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (El Instituto) at the University of Connecticut.