• • • Completed PhDs and current positions

SSEAS completed PhDs and current positions:
 
The format is as follows:
Name
Year of completion
Dissertation Title
Current Position
 
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Slouber, Michael
2012
Garuda Medicine: A History of Snakebite and Religious Healing in South Asia
Assistant Professor of South Asian Studies, Western Washington University

Lowman, Ian
2011
From China to the Sea: The Political Imagination of Angkorian Cambodia

Clare, Jennifer
2011
Canons, Conventions and Creativity: Defining Literary Tradition in Premodern Tamil South India
 
Govind, Nikhil
2011
Pluralizing Nationalism: Narrative, Politics and the Figure of the Revolutionary in the Hindi Novel from the 1930s to the 1950s
 
Mani, Preetha
2011
Gender and Genre: Hindi and Tamil Short Story Writing and the Framing of the Postcolonial Indian Nation, 1950-1970
Assistant Professor, Rutgers University, from July 2012
 
Reddy, Srinivas
2011
The Āmuktamālyada of Kṛṣṇadevarāya Language, Power & Devotion in Sixteenth Century South India 
 
Segran, Elizabeth
2011
Expressions of Desire and the Desire for Expression: Constructions of Gender and Sexuality in Classical Tamil Poetry
 
Pai, Gita
2010
Kingship, Images, and Rituals: A Nāyaka Monument in South India, 1635-2009
 
Paramasivan, Vasudha
2010
Between Text and Sect: Early Nineteenth Century Shifts in the Theology of Ram
 
Mena, Carlos Ney
2009
The Hermeneutics of the Tirumantiram
Translator, International Committee of the Red Cross, Sri Lanka
 
Ross, Laurie Margot
2009
Journeying, adaptation, and translation: Topeng Cirebon at the margins
SSRC 2012-2013 Transregional Research Postdoctoral Fellow, Cornell University Visiting Fellow, Southeast Asia Program
 
Mody, Sujata Sudhakar
2008
Literature, language, and nation formation: the story of a modern Hindi journal 1900-1920
Assistant Professor of Hindi-Urdu, North Carolina State University
 
Boccuzzi, Ellen Elizabeth
2007
Becoming urban: Thai literature about rural-urban migration and a society in transition
Foreign Service Officer - Crisis, Stabilization, and Governance at USAID
 
Bruns, Prudence F
2007
īvijñāna the crest-jewel of Ayureda: a translation of six central texts and an examination of the sources, influence and development of Indian pulse-diagnosis
 
Murali, Geetha Kamalakshi
2007
Tracing the signs: voter mobilization and the functionality of ideas in Tamil Nadu
 
Chandra, Elizabeth
2006
National fictions: Chinese-Malay literature and the politics of forgetting
 
Little, Layne Ross
2006
Bowl full of sky: story-making and the many lives of the Siddha Bhōgar
Lecturer, University of California, Berkeley
 
Patel, Deven
2006
The evolution of a Sanskrit literary culture: a study of the Naiadha tradition in light of its commentaries and receptive histories
 
Nijhawan, Shobna
2004
Public reasoning as moral duty: Hindi women's journals and nationalist discourse (1910-1930)
 
Sathaye, Adheesh Avinash
2004
Viśvāmitra: intertextuality and performance of classical narratives about caste
 
Venkatesan, Archana
2004
Āṇṭā and her Magic Mirror: her life as a poet in the Guises of the Goddess; the exegetical strategies of Tamil Śrīvaiṣṇavas in the Apotheosis of Āṇṭā

Anantharam, Anita
2003
One day the girl will return: feminism, nation, and poetry in South Asia
 
Chandrasekara, Ray Wasantha
2000
Private lives, public stories: representations of Kerajaan, Kebangsaan, and Kerakyatan in the Malay world
 
Cooper, Thomas Lee
2000
Sacred painting in Post-World War II Bali: tradition in transition
 
Gartenberg, Gary Nathan
2000
Silat tales: narrative representations of martial culture in the Malay/Indonesian archipelago
 
Shackford-Bradley, Julie
2000
Autobiographical fictions: Indonesian women's writing from the nationalist period

Wiley, Kristi Lynn
2000
Aghātiyā Karmas: agents of embodiment in Jainism
Lecturer, Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley
 
González-Reimann, Luis Arnold
1998
The Mahābhārata and the Yugas: India's great epic and the Hindu system of world ages
Lecturer, Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley
 
Keislar, Allan Mott
1998
Search for the Bhuśuṇḍi-rāmāyaa: one text or many?: the Ādi-rāmāyaa, the Bhusuṇḍī- rāmāyaa, and the Rāmāyan̄a-mahā-mālā
Instructor, Office of International Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
 
Mock, John Howard
1998
The discursive construction of reality in the Wakhi community of Northern Pakistan
 
Nagarajan, Vijaya Rettakudi
1998
Hosting the Divine: the Kōlam as ritual, art and ecology in Tamil Nadu, India
 
Shirreffs, Stephen Arod
1998
The twisting staff: strategy, structure and genre in the Malay Muslim court literary tradition
Communications, Office of the Registrar, Stanford University
 
Siapno, Jacqueline Aquino
1997
The politics of gender, Islam and the nation-state in Aceh, Indonesia: a historical analysis of power, co-optation and resistance
 
Wallace, Vesna Acimovic
1995
The inner Kālacakratantra: a Buddhist tantric view of the individual
 
Craddock, Norma Elaine
1994
Anthills, split mothers, and sacrifice: conceptions of female power in the Māriyamman tradition
 
Ishimatsu, Ginette
1994
Ritual texts, authority, and practice in contemporary Śiva Temples in Tamil Nadu
 
Thomas, Karen Sri Kartomi
1994
Tradition and modern Indonesian theatre
 
Schaller, Joseph
1993
The poet Ravidăs: a study in Sant devotionalism
Associate Professor, Religious Studies Department, Nazareth College
 
Pain, Charles Esmond
1992
The teachings of Gorakhnath: an annotated translation of a Hatha yoga text in Old Hindi
 
Singh, Jane
1990
Echoes of revolution: the role of literature in the Gadar movement
 
Feldman, Linda Ruth
1989
Removing the curse: a study of women characters in the fiction of Rajender Singh Bedi
 
Ryan, James Darrell
1985
The Cīvakacintāmai in historical perspective
 
Tiwon, Sylvia Christine
1985
Breaking the spell: tradition and Indonesian poets of the 1930's
 
Frasca, Richard Armand
1984
The Terukkūttu: ritual theater of Tamilnadu
 
Surdam, Wayne Edward
1984
South Indian Śaiva rites of initiation: The Dīkāvidhi of Aghoraśivācārya's Kriyākramadyotikā 
 
Heifetz, Henry Saul
1983
Issues of literary translation from Sanskrit and Tamil
 
Kenoyer, Jonathan Mark
1983
Shell working industries of the Indus Civilization: an archaeological and ethnographic perspective
 
Nienu, Vikuosa
1983
The prehistoric archaeology and human ecology of Nagaland
 
Bhatta, Vinayaka Parameshvara
1980
Theory of verbal cognition
 
Blackburn, Stuart Hart
1980
Performance as paradigm: the Tamil bow song tradition

Hansen, Lynne
1980
Learning and forgetting a second language: the acquisition, loss and reacquisition of Hindi-Urdu negative structures by English-speaking children
 
Kennedy, Richard Stanton
1980
Public voices, private voices: Manikkoti, nationalism and the development of the Tamil short story, 1914-1947
 
Sutherland Goldman, Sally J.
1979
Sukrācārya the demons' priest: aspects of character development in Sanskrit mythological literature
 
Hansen, Kathryn Gay
1978
Phanishwarnath Renu : the integration of rural and urban consciousness in the modern Hindi novel
 
Jastram, Judy Ann
1975
Three chapters from the Gaṇḍavyūha Sūtra: a critical edition of the Sanskrit and Tibetan texts from the youth Sudhana's visits to the Bhikus Meghaśrī, Sāgaramegha, and Supratiṣṭita, with English translation and commentary 
 
Bryant, Kenneth E.
1974
Poems to the child-god : structures and strategies in the poetry of Sūrdās
 
Metcalf, Barbara Daly
1974
The reformist ulama: Muslim religious leadership in India, 1860-1900