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Abdul Chang

Graduate student

Education: MA, University of Texas at Austin

Daniel Dillon

Graduate student

Education: B.A. Anthropology, Asian Religions and Cultures; M.A. Religious Studies, Western Kentucky University

Gwendolyn Kirk

Doctoral student |
Linguistic Anthropology Lab

Education: MA, PhD Student, University of Texas

Interests: Linguistic anthropology, cinema, popular culture, Pakistan & South Asia, performance, circulation & publics, dialectology, sociolinguistics, register, Punjabi and Urdu literature and literary genres.

Colin Pace

Graduate student

Indulata Prasad

Ph.D. Candidate, University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Social Anthropology, Feminist Theory, Ethnography, Social movements, South Asia.

Aniruddhan Vasudevan

Graduate student |
5.114 Student Activity Center (SAC)

Asian Studies

Sundas Amer

Graduate student

Interests: 19th century women's Urdu literature in India

Daniel Dillon

Graduate student

Education: B.A. Anthropology, Asian Religions and Cultures; M.A. Religious Studies, Western Kentucky University

Hunter Gallacher

Graduate student

Interests: Sikhism and the Sikh Empire, modern Hindi, and water conservation and rights issues in South Asia

Nina Gat

Graduate student

Andrea Gutierrez

PhD Student

Interests: Animal Studies and Animal Language, Foodways, Food Manuals, Cookbooks and Food Prescriptions, Hindu and Buddhist Studies, Sanskrit, Prakrits, and Tamil Language

Hillary Langberg

Graduate student

Interests: Indian Buddhism; Interactions between religious traditions in premodern South Asia and religious identity; Sanskrit, Art History (incl. Pāla period sculpture), ritual theory; methods in religious studies.

Kathleen Longwaters

PhD Candidate

Interests: Medical Traditions of South Asia, Sanskrit Language and Literature, Islamic Intellectual History, Urdu Poetry and Literature, Buddhist writings in Gandhari

Matthew Milligan

PhD Candidate; co-editor-in-chief of Sagar |

Education: B.A. Albion College, M.A. University of Texas, University of Texas

Interests: Indian Buddhism, Indian archaeology, epigraphy, art, Buddhist literature in Sanskrit and Pali

Nathan Moore

Graduate student

Education: Masters of Arts, Asian Studies, Department of Asian Studies

Nikola Rajic

Doctoral Student |

Interests: Gender and transgenderism in South Asia, Tamil language and literature, pedagogy of Indian Studies

Zeltzyn Rubi Sanchez Lozoya

Graduate student

Interests: hindi cinema, gender studies, queer theory, affect theory, censorship



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Sandy Chang

Graduate student

Education: M.A. History, The University of British Columbia

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Jack Loveridge

Ph.D. Candidate

Education: M.Phil. in Development Studies (Oxford University), B.A. in History (Stanford University)

Interests: Decolonization, Development, British Colonialism, Indian Nationalism, Population, Agriculture, Nutrition

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Sundara Vadlamudi

Graduate student

Education: M.A., University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Modern South Asia - maritime trade, merchant networks, migration, religious and social reform movements; Indian Ocean Studies

Rupali Warke

Ph.D. Candidate



Justin Power

Graduate student

Education: MA, University of North Dakota

Middle Eastern Studies

Claire Cooley

Graduate student

Radio, Television & Film

Elizabeth Bolton

PhD Candidate

Education: B.S., MLIS (Master of Library and Information Studies), University of Oklahoma

Interests: Anthropology of media, television studies, production ethnography, news and current affairs television in Pakistan, and the privatization of Pakistan's television industry

Claire Cooley

Graduate student

Swapnil Rai

PhD Candidate

Interests: Media Globalization, Indian Cinema, Media Convergence, BRICS, Network Society

Religious Studies

Katherine Sanchez

Graduate student

Education: M.A. Religious Studies, University of Texas - Austin

Interests: Religions and Society | Religion in the Americas | Contemporary Islam in the United States | Religion and Popular Culture


Vrinda Marwah

Graduate student

Interests: Reproductive health and technologies, Gender, Sexuality, Race and Ethnicity, Qualitative Methodology, Contemporary India, Social Movements, Law and Policy, State

Beth Prosnitz

Graduate student

Education: M.A., The New School

Interests: Political Sociology, Social Movements, Citizenship, Gender