Completed PhDs

Kat Gutierrez
2020
The Region of Imperial Strategy: Regino Garcia, Sebastián Vidal, Mary Clemens and the Consolidation International Botany in the Philippines, 1858-1936

Yusmarni Djalius
2019
Minangkabau Intellectuals and Radical Nationalism in British Malaya

Rebecca Whitington
2019
Tug-of-ear: The Play of Dialect in Modern Bengali and Tamil Literature

Hannah Lord Archambault
2018
Geographies of Influence: Two Afghan Military Households in 17th and 18th Century South India

Thibodi Buakamsri
2018
Uncommon tales of common folks: Life–stories of ordinary people across the nineteenth–century Cambodia
Instructor, Department of History, Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University

Joseph Scalice
2018
Crisis of Revolutionary Leadership: Martial Law and the Communist Parties of the Philippines, 1957-1974

Kankan Xie
2018
Estranged Comrades: Global Networks of Indonesian Communism, 1926-1932

Sonal Acharya
2016
Melodrama, Mythology, and Moral Reform: Parsi Drama and Agha Hashra Kashmiri (1879-1935)

Umar Thamrin
2016
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
2015
Kosalan Philosophy in the Kanva Satapatha Brahmana and the Suttanipata

Greg Goulding
2015
The Cold War Poetics of Mukitbodh: A Study of Hindi Internationalism, 1943-1964

Luther Obrock
2015
Sanskrit Imagination in the Sultanate Court: Pandit Srivara and Early Modern Kashmir

Abhijeet Paul
2015
Unfinished Yarn: Work, Technology, and the Ethical Subject in Kolkata

Trang Cao
2014
Bodily Impacts: Vietnamese Modernism and the Dynamics of the Contact Zones
Independent Editor

Rebekah Collins
2014
The Extraordinary Everyday: Contemporary Literature and Art from Viet Nam and the Vietnamese Diaspora 
Lecturer, SSEAS, UC Berkeley

Christopher D. Wallis
2014
To Enter, to be entered, to merge: The role of religious experience in the traditions of Tantric Shaivism

Elisabeth Raddock
2012
Constructing the Hindu Temple in the Puranic Age: The Vastu-puru-samandala in the Haya-shirsa Pancha-ratra and the Agni Purana

Michael Slouber
2012
Garuda Medicine: A History of Snakebite and Religious Healing in South Asia

Kiran Keshavamurthy
2012
Scenes of Abjection: Power, Sexuality and Class in Modern Tamil Literature

Jennifer Clare
2011
Canons, Conventions and Creativity: Defining Literary Tradition in Premodern Tamil South India

Nikhil Govind
2011
Pluralizing Nationalism: Narrative, Politics and the Figure of the Revolutionary in the Hindi Novel from the 1930s to the 1950s

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

Preetha Mani
2011
Gender and Genre: Hindi and Tamil Short Story Writing and the Framing of the Postcolonial Indian Nation, 1950-1970

Srinivas Reddy
2011
The Āmuktamālyada of Kṛṣṇadevarāya Language, Power & Devotion in Sixteenth Century South India

Elizabeth Segran
2011
Expressions of Desire and the Desire for Expression: Constructions of Gender and Sexuality in Classical Tamil Poetry

Gita Pai
2010
Kingship, Images, and Rituals: A Nāyaka Monument in South India, 1635-2009

Vasudha Paramasivan
2010
Between Text and Sect: Early Nineteenth Century Shifts in the Theology of Ram

Carlos Ney Mena
2009
The Hermeneutics of the Tirumantiram

Laurie Margot Ross
2009
Journeying, adaptation, and translation: Topeng Cirebon at the margins
SSRC 2012-2013 Transregional Research Postdoctoral Fellow, Cornell University Visiting Fellow, Southeast Asia Program

Sujata Sudhakar Mody
2008
Literature, language, and nation formation: the story of a modern Hindi journal 1900-1920

Ellen Elizabeth Boccuzzi
2007
Becoming urban: Thai literature about rural-urban migration and a society in transition
The Asia Foundation

Prudence F Bruns
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

Geetha Kamalakshi Murali
2007
Tracing the signs: voter mobilization and the functionality of ideas in Tamil Nadu

Elizabeth Chandra
2006
National fictions: Chinese-Malay literature and the politics of forgetting

Layne Ross Little
2006
Bowl full of sky: story-making and the many lives of the Siddha Bhōgar

Deven Patel
2006
The evolution of a Sanskrit literary culture: a study of the Naiadha tradition in light of its commentaries and receptive histories

Shobna Nijhawan
2004
Public reasoning as moral duty: Hindi women’s journals and nationalist discourse (1910-1930)

Adheesh Avinash Sathaye
2004
Viśvāmitra: intertextuality and performance of classical narratives about caste

Archana Venkatesan
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

Anita Anantharam
2003
One day the girl will return: feminism, nation, and poetry in South Asia

Ray Wasantha Chandrasekara
2000
Private lives, public stories: representations of Kerajaan, Kebangsaan, and Kerakyatan in the Malay world

Thomas Lee Cooper
2000
Sacred painting in Post-World War II Bali: tradition in transition

Gary Nathan Gartenberg
2000
Silat tales: narrative representations of martial culture in the Malay/Indonesian archipelago

Julie Shackford-Bradley
2000
Autobiographical fictions: Indonesian women’s writing from the nationalist period
Lecturer, Department of International and Area Studies, University of California at Berkeley

Kristi Lynn Wiley
2000
Aghātiyā Karmas: agents of embodiment in Jainism

Luis Arnold González-Reimann
1998
The Mahābhārata and the Yugas: India’s great epic and the Hindu system of world ages

Allan Mott Keislar
1998
Search for the Bhuśuṇḍi-rāmāyaa: one text or many?: the Ādi-rāmāyaa, the Bhusuṇḍī- rāmāyaa, and the Rāmāyan̄a-mahā-mālā

John Howard Mock
1998
The discursive construction of reality in the Wakhi community of Northern Pakistan

Vijaya Rettakudi Nagarajan
1998
Hosting the Divine: the Kōlam as ritual, art and ecology in Tamil Nadu, India

Stephen Arod Shirreffs
1998
The twisting staff: strategy, structure and genre in the Malay Muslim court literary tradition
Communications, Office of the Registrar, Stanford University

Jacqueline Aquino Siapno
1997
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

Vesna Acimovic Wallace
1995
The inner Kālacakratantra: a Buddhist tantric view of the individual

Norma Elaine Craddock
1994
Anthills, split mothers, and sacrifice: conceptions of female power in the Māriyamman tradition

Ginette Ishimatsu
1994
Ritual texts, authority, and practice in contemporary Śiva Temples in Tamil Nadu

Karen Sri Kartomi Thomas
1994
Tradition and modern Indonesian theatre
Freelance Writer

Joseph Schaller
1993
The poet Ravidăs: a study in Sant devotionalism

Charles Esmond Pain
1992
The teachings of Gorakhnath: an annotated translation of a Hatha yoga text in Old Hindi

Jane Singh
1990
Echoes of revolution: the role of literature in the Gadar movement

Linda Ruth Feldman
1989
Removing the curse: a study of women characters in the fiction of Rajender Singh Bedi

James Darrell Ryan
1985
The Cīvakacintāmain historical perspective

Sylvia Christine Tiwon
1985
Breaking the spell: tradition and Indonesian poets of the 1930’s
Associate Professor, Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley

Richard Armand Frasca
1984
The Terukkūttu: ritual theater of Tamilnadu

Wayne Edward Surdam
1984
South Indian Śaiva rites of initiation: The Dīkāvidhi of Aghoraśivācārya’s Kriyākramadyotikā 

Henry Saul Heifetz
1983
Issues of literary translation from Sanskrit and Tamil

Jonathan Mark Kenoyer
1983
Shell working industries of the Indus Civilization: an archaeological and ethnographic perspective

Vikuosa Nienu
1983
The prehistoric archaeology and human ecology of Nagaland

Vinayaka Parameshvara Bhatta
1980
Theory of verbal cognition

Stuart Hart Blackburn
1980
Performance as paradigm: the Tamil bow song tradition

Lynne Hansen
1980
Learning and forgetting a second language: the acquisition, loss and reacquisition of Hindi-Urdu negative structures by English-speaking children

Richard Stanton Kennedy
1980
Public voices, private voices: Manikkoti, nationalism and the development of the Tamil short story, 1914-1947

Sally J. Sutherland Goldman
1979
Sukrācārya the demons’ priest: aspects of character development in Sanskrit mythological literature

Kathryn Gay Hansen
1978
Phanishwarnath Renu : the integration of rural and urban consciousness in the modern Hindi novel

Judy Ann Jastram
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 

Kenneth E. Bryant
1974
Poems to the child-god : structures and strategies in the poetry of Sūrdās

Barbara Daly Metcalf
1974
The reformist ulama: Muslim religious leadership in India, 1860-1900