Faculty – South Asia

Martin J. Adelman (J.D., University of Michigan)

Theodore and James Pedas Family Professor of Intellectual Property and Technology Law

Co-Director, India Project

Co-Director of the Intellectual Property Law Program

Co-Director of the Dean Dinwoodey Center for Intellectual Property Studies

Research Interests: Patent law, India

George Washington University Law School
700 20th St. NW
Tel: 202-994-7703
Fax: 202-994-3377
E-mail: madelman@law.gwu.edu

Attiya Ahmad (Ph.D., Duke University)

Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Research Interests: Transnational Islamic charity networks spanning South Asia and the Arabian/Persian Gulf, gender and feminist studies

Monroe Hall
2112 G St. NW, Room 102
(202)-994-4251
E-mail: ahmada@email.gwu.edu

Prabir Bagchi (Ph.D., University of Tennessee)

Professor of Operations & Supply Chain Management

Research Interests: Logistics, supply chain management, production, and operations management, South Asia

Funger Hall, 415G
Tel: (202) 994-2197
E-mail: bagchi@gwu.edu

Elizabeth Chacko (Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles)

Associate Professor of Geography & International Affairs

Chair, Department of Geography

Research Interests: Regional Development, South Asia

1922 F Street, NW, Room 213
Tel: 202-994-5328
Fax: 202-994-2484
E-mail: echacko@gwu.edu

Kavita Daiya (Ph.D., University of Chicago)

Associate Professor of English

Research Interests: Cultural representations in various media, in relation to historical, theoretical and anthropological accounts of colonial and postcolonial experience in India, South Asia, and around the world

801 22nd St. NW, Rome Hall 668
Tel: 202-994-6637
Fax: 202-994-7915
E-mail: kdaiya@gwu.edu

Herbert Davis (Ph.D., Louisiana State University)

Professor of Strategic Management & International Affairs

Research Interests: Strategic management in developing country environments; regional areas of expertise include South and Southeast Asia

Funger Hall 615
201 G Street, NW
Tel: 202-994-1755
E-mail: hjdavis@gwu.edu

B.N. Hebbar (M.A., The George Washington University)

Professorial Lecturer in Religion

Academic Advisor DC Area International Buddhist Committee

Research Interests: Hindu and Buddhist Philosophy, linguistics, world religions and religious history, Sanskrit, Pali as well as many Indologically oriented subjects and languages

2106 G Street, NW, Rm 101
Tel: 202-994-6325
E-mail: bnhebbar@gwu.edu

Alfred J. Hiltebeitel (Ph.D., University of Chicago)

Professor of Religion & Human Sciences

Faculty director for the South India Term Abroad (SITA) program

Research Interests: Great epics of India, regional folk epics, South Asian history and the history of religions

2106 G Street, NW
Tel: 202-994-1674
E-mail: beitel@gwu.edu

Benjamin Hopkins (Ph.D., University of Cambridge)

Director, Sigur Center for Asian Studies

Associate Professor of History & International Affairs

Research Interests: South Asian history, Afghanistan, Central Asia, modern imperialism, British imperialism, world history

Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street, NW, Suite 503
Tel: 202-994-2822
Fax: 202-995-6231
E-mail: bhopkins@gwu.edu

Shivraj Kanungo (Ph.D., The George Washington University)

Associate Professor of Decision Sciences

Research Interests: Outsourcing and software development, India

Funger Hall 415E
Tel: 202-994-3734
E-mail: kanungo@gwu.edu

Dane Kennedy (Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley)

Elmer Louis Kayser Professor of History & International Affairs

Research Interests: British Empire, colonialism in Africa and India, Modern Britain

Phillips Hall 312
801 22nd Street, NW
Tel: 202-994-6229
Fax: 202-994-6231
E-mail: dkennedy@gwu.edu

Shaista E. Khilji (Ph.D., Cambridge University, UK)

Professor of Human and Organizational Learning & International Affairs

Research Interests: Asian business environment, human resource issues, culture, impact of globalization, leadership and management thought and practices. Professor Khilji is also the Founding Editor-in-Chief of South Asian Journal of Global Business Research.

2134 G Street, Suite 216
Tel: 202-994-1146
E-mail: sekhilji@gwu.edu

Marilyn Merritt (Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania)

Professorial Lecturer in Anthropology

Research Interests: Language and media in public places and spaces; creativity, interdisciplinarity, and social change; situated discourse analysis; ritual and civility; education and visual literacies; cross-cultural understanding and scientific collaboration, India

Barbara Miller (Ph.D., Syracuse University)

Professor of Anthropology & International Affairs

Director, Culture in Global Affairs Research & Policy Program

Research Interests: Culture and globalization; anthropology and policy; social inequality; food and culture; South Asia

Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street, NW, Suite 501
Tel: 202-994-7257
Fax: 202-994-0335
E-mail: barbar@gwu.edu

Deepa Ollapally (Ph.D., Columbia University)

Associate Director of The Sigur Center for Asian Studies

Research Professor of International Affairs

Research Interests: South Asian regional security, comparative politics of South Asia, nuclear nonproliferation, terrorism, gender and international security

Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street, NW, Suite 503R
Tel: 202-994-8854
Fax: 202-994-6096
E-mail: deepao@gwu.edu

Sebastien Peyrouse (Ph.D., Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales, France)

Research Professor of International Affairs

Research Interests: Political systems, economic development, and religion in Central Asia; Central Asia’s geopolitical positioning toward China, India and South Asia

Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street, NW, Suite 412
Tel: 202-994-3368
Fax: 202-994-7743
E-mail: speyrouse@gwu.edu

Judith Plotz (Ph.D., Harvard University)

Professor Emerita of English

Research Interests: British romanticism, children’s literature, Indian literature in English

1959 E Street Residence Hall
E-mail: jplotz@gwu.edu

Pradeep Rau (D.B.A., Kent State University)

Professor of Marketing

Research Interests: India, marketing research, marketing strategy, international marketing

Funger Hall 303
Tel: 202-994-4989
E-mail: prau@gwu.edu

Prabhavati Reddy (Ph.D., Harvard University)

Professorial Lecturer and Research Scholar

Research Interests: South Asian religions (primary field Hinduism), Sanskrit literature, women’s studies and art history

2106 G Street, NW, Room 301
Tel: 202-994-6325
Fax: 202-994-9379
E-mail: pcreddy@gwu.edu

Emmanuel Teitelbaum (Ph.D., Cornell University)

Associate Professor of Political Science & International Affairs

Research Interests: South Asian politics and development

Monroe Hall 411
2115 G St, NW
Tel: 202-994-9125
Fax: 202-994-7743
E-mail: ejt@gwu.edu

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