Completed PhDs

Kankan Xie
Estranged Comrades: Global Networks of Indonesian Communism, 1926-1932

Thibodi Buakamsri
Uncommon tales of common folks: Life–stories of ordinary people across the nineteenth–century Cambodia
Instructor, Department of History, Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University

Hannah Lord Archambault
Geographies of Influence: Two Afghan Military Households in 17th and 18th Century South India

Sonal Acharya
Melodrama, Mythology, and Moral Reform: Parsi Drama and Agha Hashra Kashmiri (1879-1935)
Independent Scholar

Joseph Scalice
Crisis of Revolutionary Leadership: The Communist Parties of the Philippines, 1959-1974
Lecturer, SSEAS, UC Berkeley

Umar Thamrin
Beautiful Lives: Priests, Beauticians and the performance of Islamic Piety in a non-gendered economy in South Sulawesi, Indonesia
Visiting Fellow, University of Oregon

Lauren Bausch
Kosalan Philosophy in the Kanva Satapatha Brahmana and the Suttanipata
Assistant Professor, Dharma Realm Buddhist University

Luther Obrock
Sanskrit Imagination in the Sultanate Court: Pandit Srivara and Early Modern Kashmir
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Historical Studies, University of Toronto

Abhijeet Paul
Unfinished Yarn: Work, Technology, and the Ethical Subject in Kolkata
Lecturer, SSEAS, UC Berkeley

Greg Goudling
The Cold War Poetics of Mukitbodh: A Study of Hindi Internationalism, 1943-1964
Assistant Professor, South Asian Studies, University of Pennsylvania

Trang Cao
Bodily Impacts: Vietnamese Modernism and the Dynamics of the Contact Zones
Independent Editor

Rebekah Collins
The Extraordinary Everyday: Contemporary Literature and Art from Viet Nam and the Vietnamese Diaspora 
Lecturer, SSEAS, UC Berkeley

Slouber, Michael
Garuda Medicine: A History of Snakebite and Religious Healing in South Asia
Assistant Professor of South Asian Studies, Western Washington University

Elisabeth Raddock
Constructing the Hindu Temple in the Puranic Age: The Vastu-puru-samandala in the Haya-shirsa Pancha-ratra and the Agni Purana
Lecturer, Department of Ideas and Social Studies, Umea University (Sweden)

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

Clare, Jennifer
Canons, Conventions and Creativity: Defining Literary Tradition in Premodern Tamil South India
Lecturer, SSEAS, UC Berkeley

Govind, Nikhil
Pluralizing Nationalism: Narrative, Politics and the Figure of the Revolutionary in the Hindi Novel from the 1930s to the 1950s
Assistant Professor, Manipal Centre for Philosophy and the Humanities, Manipal University, Karnataka

Mani, Preetha
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
The Āmuktamālyada of Kṛṣṇadevarāya Language, Power & Devotion in Sixteenth Century South India 
Assistant Professor, IIT Gandhinagar

Segran, Elizabeth
Expressions of Desire and the Desire for Expression: Constructions of Gender and Sexuality in Classical Tamil Poetry
Independent Researcher

Pai, Gita
Kingship, Images, and Rituals: A Nāyaka Monument in South India, 1635-2009
Assistant Professor, History Department, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

Paramasivan, Vasudha
Between Text and Sect: Early Nineteenth Century Shifts in the Theology of Ram
Assistant Professor, SSEAS, University of California, Berkeley

Mena, Carlos Ney
The Hermeneutics of the Tirumantiram
Translator, International Committee of the Red Cross, Sri Lanka

Ross, Laurie Margot
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
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
Becoming urban: Thai literature about rural-urban migration and a society in transition
The Asia Foundation

Bruns, Prudence F
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
Independent Researcher

Murali, Geetha Kamalakshi
Tracing the signs: voter mobilization and the functionality of ideas in Tamil Nadu

Chandra, Elizabeth
National fictions: Chinese-Malay literature and the politics of forgetting
Lecturer, International Center, Keio University, Tokyo

Little, Layne Ross
Bowl full of sky: story-making and the many lives of the Siddha Bhōgar
Lecturer, University of California, Berkeley

Patel, Deven
The evolution of a Sanskrit literary culture: a study of the Naiadha tradition in light of its commentaries and receptive histories
Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania

Nijhawan, Shobna
Public reasoning as moral duty: Hindi women’s journals and nationalist discourse (1910-1930)
Assistant Professor, Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics, York University

Sathaye, Adheesh Avinash
Viśvāmitra: intertextuality and performance of classical narratives about caste
Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia

Venkatesan, Archana
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
Assistant Professor, Religious Studies and Comparative Literature, University of California, Davis

Anantharam, Anita
One day the girl will return: feminism, nation, and poetry in South Asia
Assistant Professor, University of Florida

Chandrasekara, Ray Wasantha
Private lives, public stories: representations of Kerajaan, Kebangsaan, and Kerakyatan in the Malay world

Cooper, Thomas Lee
Sacred painting in Post-World War II Bali: tradition in transition

Gartenberg, Gary Nathan
Silat tales: narrative representations of martial culture in the Malay/Indonesian archipelago

Shackford-Bradley, Julie
Autobiographical fictions: Indonesian women’s writing from the nationalist period
Lecturer, Department of International and Area Studies, University of California at Berkeley

Wiley, Kristi Lynn
Aghātiyā Karmas: agents of embodiment in Jainism
Lecturer, Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley

González-Reimann, Luis Arnold
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
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
The discursive construction of reality in the Wakhi community of Northern Pakistan

Nagarajan, Vijaya Rettakudi
Hosting the Divine: the Kōlam as ritual, art and ecology in Tamil Nadu, India
Associate Professor, Department of Theology and Religious Studies, University of San Francisco

Shirreffs, Stephen Arod
The twisting staff: strategy, structure and genre in the Malay Muslim court literary tradition
Communications, Office of the Registrar, Stanford University

Siapno, Jacqueline Aquino
The politics of gender, Islam and the nation-state in Aceh, Indonesia: a historical analysis of power, co-optation and resistance
Associate Professor, Graduate School of International Studies, Seoul National University

Wallace, Vesna Acimovic
The inner Kālacakratantra: a Buddhist tantric view of the individual
Professor, Department of Religious Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara

Craddock, Norma Elaine
Anthills, split mothers, and sacrifice: conceptions of female power in the Māriyamman tradition

Ishimatsu, Ginette
Ritual texts, authority, and practice in contemporary Śiva Temples in Tamil Nadu
Associate Professor of Hindu Studies, University of Denver

Thomas, Karen Sri Kartomi
Tradition and modern Indonesian theatre
Freelance Writer

Schaller, Joseph
The poet Ravidăs: a study in Sant devotionalism
Associate Professor, Religious Studies Department, Nazareth College

Pain, Charles Esmond
The teachings of Gorakhnath: an annotated translation of a Hatha yoga text in Old Hindi

Singh, Jane
Echoes of revolution: the role of literature in the Gadar movement
Lecturer, Department of Ethnic Studies, University of California, Berkeley

Feldman, Linda Ruth
Removing the curse: a study of women characters in the fiction of Rajender Singh Bedi

Ryan, James Darrell
The Cīvakacintāmain historical perspective
Professor, California Institute of Integral Studies

Tiwon, Sylvia Christine
Breaking the spell: tradition and Indonesian poets of the 1930’s
Associate Professor, Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley

Frasca, Richard Armand
The Terukkūttu: ritual theater of Tamilnadu

Surdam, Wayne Edward
South Indian Śaiva rites of initiation: The Dīkāvidhi of Aghoraśivācārya’s Kriyākramadyotikā 

Heifetz, Henry Saul
Issues of literary translation from Sanskrit and Tamil

Kenoyer, Jonathan Mark
Shell working industries of the Indus Civilization: an archaeological and ethnographic perspective
Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Nienu, Vikuosa
The prehistoric archaeology and human ecology of Nagaland

Bhatta, Vinayaka Parameshvara
Theory of verbal cognition

Blackburn, Stuart Hart
Performance as paradigm: the Tamil bow song tradition
Research Associate, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

Hansen, Lynne
Learning and forgetting a second language: the acquisition, loss and reacquisition of Hindi-Urdu negative structures by English-speaking children

Kennedy, Richard Stanton
Public voices, private voices: Manikkoti, nationalism and the development of the Tamil short story, 1914-1947

Sutherland Goldman, Sally J.
Sukrācārya the demons’ priest: aspects of character development in Sanskrit mythological literature
Senior Lecturer, Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley

Hansen, Kathryn Gay
Phanishwarnath Renu : the integration of rural and urban consciousness in the modern Hindi novel
Professor, Department of Asian Studies, The University of Texas at Austin

Jastram, Judy Ann
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.
Poems to the child-god : structures and strategies in the poetry of Sūrdās
Associate Professor, University of British Columbia

Metcalf, Barbara Daly
The reformist ulama: Muslim religious leadership in India, 1860-1900
Professor of History Emerita, University of California, Davis, and Alice Freeman Palmer Professor of History at the University of Michigan; 2010 President, American Historical Association