People


A. Ramanathan
Visiting Professor
Research Interests: Managerial economics, Cost-Benefit Analysis, Applied Econometrics, and Monetary economics. Research Methods in Social Sciences & Select topics of Engineering Economics


Achal Mehra
Visiting Professor
Research Interests: Online Media, Media Management, Investigative Reporting, Media Law, Media Ethics, Censorship, International Communications, Comparative Media Systems, Mass Media and Society


Alok Kumar Kanungo
Assistant Research Professor
Research InterestsWho owns the past; Understanding history and origin of the Nagas; History and origin of glass

 


Ambika Aiyadurai
Assistant Professor
Research Interests: Biodiversity conservation, human-animal relations, ecotourism, indigenous people and livelihoods, conservation and development.


Amita Sinha
Scholar-in-Residence
Research InterestsDeveloping sustainable conservation strategies applied towards projective planning and design for the future.


Anezka Sebek
Scholar-in-Residence Humanities
Research Interests: Urban sociology, Art media and technology, Spanish literature


Angus McBlane
Visiting Assistant Professor
Research Interests: Phenomenology; posthumanism; Embodied Cognition; Comparative Philosophy/Theory


Arka Chattopadhyay
Assistant Professor
Research InterestsModernism and Postmodernism, Lacanian Psychoanalysis, Bengali Literature, Affect Studies, Mathematical Thinking, Literary Forms, Body in Literature, Sexuality Studies, Spectrality and literature. 


Arnapurna Rath
Assistant Professor
Research Interests: South Asian Literature, Comparative Literature, and Digital Humanities


Bijoy Boruah
Guest Professor
Research Interests: Philosophy of Mind; Philosophical Aesthetics; History of Modern Western Philosophy; Ethics and Value Theory; Metaphysics of the Self.


Frederick Lawrence Coolidge
Scholar-in-Residence Humanities
Research Interests: Behavior Genetics, Cognitive Archaeology, Personality Assessment


Himanshu Prabha Ray
Guest Professor
Research Interests: Archaeology, Archaeology of Religion in South and Southeast Asia, Maritime Heritage and Archaeology of the Indian Ocean. 


Jaison A. Manjaly
Jasubhai Memorial Chair, Associate Professor
Research Interests: Curiosity; Embodied Cognition; Moral Decision


Jooyoung Kim
Assistant Teaching Professor Humanities
Research Interests: Linguistics Syntax and Semantics, Syntax – Semantics of East and Southeast Asian languages


Koshy Tharakan
Guest Professor
Research Interests: Entrepreneurial Finance, Economics of innovation, Firm theory


Krishna Prasad Miyapuram
Assistant Professor
Research Interests: Brain Imaging (fMRI) & Cognitive Science, Learning & Decision Making, Consumer Behaviour & Neuroeconomics, Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence.


Leslee Lazar
Visiting Faculty
Research Interests: Neuroscience of Design, Science Communication, Cultural Cognition, Behavioral Change.


Lilavati Krishnan
Guest Professor
Research Interests: Distributive justice, Prosocial behavior, Cross-cultural/cultural issues, Indigenous concepts in psychology.


Madhumita Sengupta
Assistant Professor
Research Interests: Modern and Contemporary Indian History, Colonialism and the British Indian Empire,  Postcolonial Studies, Social History, Politics of Language and Print Periodicals in Bangla and Assamese.


Malavika Subramanyam
Assistant Professor
Research Interests: Socioeconomic and psychosocial determinants of health; public health nutrition; program evaluation.


Mana Apoorva Shah
Teaching Associate
Research InterestsSanskrit and Prakrit grammar, Jain Kavya and Stotra literature, Manuscriptology.

 


Meera M. Sunny
Assistant Professor
Research Interests: Visual Attention, Attention capture, Visual marking

 


Michel Danino
Visiting Professor
Research InterestsIndia’s protohistory, early history, society and cultural heritage; history of science and technology in premodern India; archaeological sciences.

 


Mohd. Mubashshir Ahsan
Post Doctoral Research Fellow
Research Interests: Arabic and Islamic Studies in India, Translation: Arabic to English, Hindi, Urdu, and vice versa.


Mona G. Mehta
Assistant Professor
Research Interests: Democracy, urban transformations, Indian middle class, identity politics, political thought of M K Gandhi, interpretive and ethnographic research methods.


Neeraj Kumar
Post Doctoral Fellow
Research Interests: Action, Perception, Motor Control


Nishaant Choksi
Assistant Professor
Research Interests: Semiotics; linguistic ethnography; script and writing systems; language and politics; aesthetics of language; Adivasi societies and history; Border Regions.


R. S. Bisht
Guest Professor
Research Interests: Archaeology


Rajmohan Gandhi
Visiting Professor
Research Interests: Global studies as a field of study, Global studies education, language and culture.


Rosa Maria Perez
Visiting Professor
Research Interests: Social structures, Social segregation, Subaltern studies, Fieldwork methodology, Portuguese colonialism and postcolonialism in India, Globalisation and Diaspora, Anthropology and Cinema.

 


Ruman Banerjee
Post Doctoral Research Fellow
Research Interests: Indus Valley Civilization and Archaeology, Typo-technological study, Modelling, Simulation and experimentation of lithic materials and anthropology, Cognitive neuroscience and psychology.


Sharada C. V.
Assistant Professor
Research Interests: Archaeozoology and taphonomy, Bioarchaeology, Application of sciences in archaeology, Palaeoenvironmental reconstruction, Human-environment interactions in the past and present


Sharmita Lahiri
Assistant Professor
Research Interests: Indian writing in English; Postcolonial Literature; Feminist Literature; Multiethnic Literature


Shungo Kawanishi
Scholar-in-Residence
Research Interests: Global Education, International Relations, Global Studies, Industrial Sociology, Asian Studies, Intercultural Communication


Shyam Sunder
Guest Professor
Research Interests: Financial reporting, information in security markets, statistical theory of valuation, and design of electronic markets.


Tannistha Samanta
Assistant Professor
Research Interests: Gerontology; family sociology; population studies; gender and sexuality; mixed methods


Tina Chaudouet
French Language Trainee Teacher
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Vandana Luximon
French Language Trainee Teacher
Research Interests: Indian Mythology, Women in Indian Mythology, Women in Indian Society.


Vivek V. Narayan
Assistant Professor Humanities
Research Interests: Performance Studies, Dalit Studies, Theatres of the Global South, Anthropology of caste, Cultures of modernity, Postcolonial/ decolonial theory, Global intellectual history