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Staff Profiles

Centre for South Asian Studies

Name Title Research Interests Contact Information
No Photo Talat Ahmed Senior Lecturer in South Asian History 1.25 William Robertson Wing, Old Medical School
Teviot Place
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
No Photo Paul Dundas Reader in Sanskrit G1 
7 Buccleuch Place
Stefan Ecks Senior Lecturer; Director PGT 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 in Social Anthropology South Asia,Immigration,Kinship,Hinduism,Legal anthropology,Legal pluralism,asylum seekers and refugees  Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
Hugo Gorringe Senior Lecturer, Sociology; Co-director - Centre of South Asian Studies 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 Senior 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 International development,South Asia,Medical Anthropology,Global Health Policy 5.03 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 650 3816
Lotte Hoek Head of Subject; Senior Lecturer, Social Anthropology Media anthropology,Sexuality,Visual Culture,Cinema,Urban Ethnography,South Asia,Bangladesh,Pakistan 5.23 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 650 6544
No Photo Hephzibah Israel Senior Lecturer in Translation Studies 10.08 David Hume Tower
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,Environment Room 2, 22A Buccleuch Place 
+44 (0)131 650 3976
Ada Munns Centre Secretary, Centre for South Asian Studies,Centre of Canadian Studies, SKAPE, Network Facilitator, Leverhulme Project 1.14 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44(0)131 6504129
George Palattiyil Senior Lecturer | MSW Programme Director | Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK 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 6.07 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 Professor of South Asian and Comparative Politics, Postgraduate Advisor (PIR PhD/MScR) 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