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School of Social and Political Science: Staff profiles


Staff Profiles

Centre for South Asian Studies

Name Title Research Interests Contact Information
Crispin Bates Professor of Modern and Contemporary South Asian History; School of History, Classics and Archaeology 1.23 William Robertson Wing, Old Medical School
Teviot Place
+44 (0)131 650 3765
John Brockington Honorary Fellow
Jacob Copeman Senior Lecturer South Asia,Gurus,Atheism,Blood Donation,Tissue Economies,Social Reform,Media,Technology and society,India,Medical Anthropology,Names and Naming 5.03 Chrystal Macmillan Building
+44 (0)131 6506860
No Photo Paul Dundas Reader in Sanskrit G1 
7 Buccleuch Place
Stefan Ecks Senior Lecturer; Deputy Director (PG Taught) Medical Anthropology,Medical pluralism,Anthropology of Pharmaceuticals,Anthropology of food,Transcultural psychiatry 4.28 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 650 6969
Anthony Good Professor Emeritus; Professorial Fellow South Asia,Immigration,Kinship,Hinduism,Legal anthropology,Legal pluralism,asylum seekers and refugees  Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
Hugo Gorringe Senior Lecturer, Sociology; Convenor for Sociology 2a: Thinking Sociologically Dalit Politics,Policing,Protest,Social movements,Social Violence,Political Economy of India,Caste,Indian Politics 1.02, Number 22 
George Square
+44 (0)131 650 3940
No Photo Christopher Harding Lecturer in Asian History Room 2.23, Doorway 4, Teviot Place 
+44(0)131 650 9960
Ian Harper Professor of Anthropology of Health and Development; Director, Edinburgh Centre for Medical Anthropology (EdCMA) International development,South Asia,Medical Anthropology,Global Health Policy 6.07 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 650 3816
Lotte Hoek Senior Lecturer, Social Anthropology Media anthropology,Sexuality,Visual Culture,Cinema,Urban Ethnography,South Asia,Bangladesh,Pakistan 5.01 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 650 6544
No Photo Hephzibah Israel Lecturer in Translation Studies 10.08 David Hume Tower
George Square
Patricia Jeffery Professor (Emerita), Sociology South Asia,Gender and Development,Communal politics,Muslims in South Asia,Reproductive & child health,Reproductive rights,Childbearing,social demography,Ethnicity & 'race'  Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
Roger Jeffery Professor of Sociology of South Asia; Associate Director, Edinburgh India Institute Health policy,Emerging economies and global health,Health systems and global health,Political Economy of India,The Sociology of Scotland Room 2, 22A Buccleuch Place 
+44 (0)131 650 3976
Anuj Kapilashrami Lecturer in Global Health Policy; Associate Director, Global Development Academy ethnography,Health policy,South Asia,Social movements,privatisation,commercial sector engagement / trade in health policy,global governance,gender inequalities 2.20 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0) 1316511929
Ada Munns Centre Secretary, Centre for South Asian Studies,Centre of Canadian Studies, SKAPE, Network Facilitator, Leverhulme Project G.05B Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44(0)131 6504129
George Palattiyil Programme Director - Masters in Social Work HIV and AIDS,asylum seekers and refugees,Human rights,surrogacy and cross border reproductive services,international social work and social development,diversity and marginalisation,migration, social inclusion and citizenship 2.24 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 650 3907
No Photo Kanchana Ruwanpura Reader in Development Geography; Co-Director Centre of South Asian Studies 1.13B, Institute of Geography 
Drummond Street
Jeevan Sharma Senior Lecturer in South Asia and International Development Migrant labor,Migration and development,livelihoods,Gender and Development,Youth,human rights,Development and Humanitarian Aid,Global Health,Reproductive & child health,Monitoring and Evaluation,Nepal and the Himalaya,South Asia 5.01 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0) 131 6511760
Jonathan Spencer Regius Professor of South Asian Language, Culture and Society Religion and Politics,Sri Lanka,South and Southeast Asia,Buddhism,War and peace 3F1, 3.24 
18 Buccleuch Place
+44 (0)131 650 3944
Wilfried Swenden Senior Lecturer in Politics; Co-Director Centre of South Asian Studies Federalism,intergovernmental relations,Governing in divided societies,Indian Politics,Territorial Politics,Multi-level governance,Comparative Politics 3.05 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 650 4255