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Mughal history; poetry; gender and agency; public and private; Sufism; nexus between social and political networks; Persian.
anurag_advani [at] berkeley [dot] edu
Early modern South Asia; frontiers; state systems and sovereignty; kinship, friendship and patronage networks; 17th and 18th century Deccan and Karnatak history; Indo-Afghan identity; Persian and Urdu.
h [dot] archambault [at] berkeley [dot] edu
Sanskrit, Ayurveda, critical theories of gender, sexuality, race and subjectivity, history of medicine and science, STS, sensory history
labrooks [at] berkeley [dot] edu
Katherine (Katie) Bruhn
Indonesian modern and contemporary art; creative industries & creative economy; social practice in art; cultural policy; Southeast Asian studies
katiebruhn [at] berkeley [dot] edu
Buddhist and Hindu Tantra; antinomian forms of religiosity; Sanskrit, Tibetan, Apabhramsa and Bengali literary traditions
rdamron [at] berkeley [dot] edu
Southeast Asian Studies; intellectual and cultural history; Indonesia; Indonesia-US relations; Islam; Minangkabau
djalius [at] berkeley [dot] edu
Medieval South Asian history; Turkic and Afghan migrations; frontiers and borders; the fifteenth century; Indo-Afghan identity and ethnogenesis
Late medieval and early modern Sanskrit literary culture particularly in the Vijayanagara Empire and Thanjavur court; family networks, intellectual transmission, gender; Other interests include Kashmir, satire, and literary theory and anything kāvya related.
kashi [dot] gomez [at] berkeley [dot] edu
History of Philippine botany; comparative Spanish and U.S. colonialisms; Spanish and Tagalog languages; linguistic anthropology; Southeast Asian Studies; Science and Technology Studies.
gutierrezk [at] berkeley [dot] edu
Southeast Asian Studies with emphases in Indonesian Languages and Literatures, Social and Cultural Movements, Arts and Activism, Critical Pedagogies, Cultural History, and Agrarian Transformation.
meganrobin [at] berkeley [dot] edu
Modern Hindi-Urdu and Bengali literature; Women’s and Gender Studies; Hindi and Bengali Cinema; Sociolinguistic History; Postcolonial Theory; Translation.
rachael [dot] hyland [at] berkeley [dot] edu
Comparative Southeast Asian Studies (Modern Indonesia and Thailand); Intellectual History and Cultural Politics of Modern Indonesia (particularly between 1950-1965); Modernity; Critiques of Eurocentrism; Critical Theory; Global Marxism; Third Worldism; Question of Knowledge Production in the Global South; Question of Inter-Asian Comparison.
tj [dot] zedrick [at] berkeley [dot] edu
Pali Commentarial Literature; Narrative Literature in Sanskrit and Pali; Indian Buddhism; Medieval Pali Abhidhamma Manuals; Pali in South India.
skerr [at] berkeley [dot] edu
Material culture, aesthetics, and affect theory; violence, rumor, and everyday historiographies; Sufism and transnational Muslim networks; British colonial and contemporary Sri Lanka; Tamil.
kimberly [dot] kolor [at] gmail [dot] com
Sanskrit, Hindi (including Braj and Avadhi) and Gujarati language and literature; receptive histories; theories of religion and religious experience; bhakti traditions; Puṣṭimārga and Vallabha samprādaya; the use of authoritative texts in contemporary social and religious practice.
pkothari [at] berkeley [dot] edu
Padma D. Maitland
Hindi travel literature; modern Buddhism in India; art and architecture; conservation and heritage; countercultural exchanges between India and California.
Sanskrit and Tibetan languages. Indian and Tibetan Buddhist ritual history, particularly the development of the tantric preliminary practices.
johnpickens [at] berkeley [dot] edu
Vernacular tellings of the Ramayana and Mahabharata in premodern South Asia; Hindi (including Braj and Avadhi) and Tamil literature; the Sanskrit epics; comparative literature; bhakti; representations of South Asian literature in performance, television and film.
I hope to shed light on the development of tantra across South and Southeast Asia using a multidisciplinary approach. My research interests include: trade and the exchange of ideas, archaeology of religious sites, manuscript culture, development of new ritual technologies, and buddhist pilgrimage. I work in Sanskrit, Tibetan, and Pāli.
Kristina (Krissy) Rogahn
Tamil poetry and poetics; South Indian literary cultures; Tamil, Telugu, and Sanskrit languages; literary history; canon formation; genre; translation.
kcrogahn [at] berkeley [dot] edu
Southeast Asian Studies, Philippines.
Crisis of Revolutionary Leadership: The Communist Parties of the Philippines, 1959-1974
Malay/Indonesian literature, Southeast Asian history, Indonesian adat land law
Articulation of Land in Minahasa, North Sulawesi
syrleo [at] gmail [dot] com
Sanskrit literature and literary histories; modes of narration in premodern South Asia; urban sociality.
janetum [at] berkeley [dot] edu
Bengali, Tamil, translation studies, comparative literature
rebeccadiane87 [at] gmail [dot] com
Left-wing intellectual networks in the late-colonial Malay World (currently Indonesia and Malaysia); Chinese diaspora in Southeast Asia; Dutch colonial history; governance and rural development in contemporary Indonesia.