Members

About Our Members

COSAS members are University of Chicago faculty members engaged in significant research, publication and teaching related to the study of South and Southeast Asia. As of 2020-21, the Committee has sixty-seven members. COSAS members represent approximately eighteen degree-granting departments and programs across the university. This is one of the largest concentrations of faculty working on Southern Asia at any major research university. Members meet regularly to plan and implement programming and academic programs to enhance the study of Southern Asia at the University.

Kali Bahl

Kali Bahl

Associate Professor Emeritus, Linguistics and South Asian Languages and Civilizations

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Kavi Bhalla

Kavi Bhalla

Associate Professor of Public Health Sciences and Affiliated Faculty at the Harris School of Public Policy

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Sascha Ebeling

Sascha Ebeling

Deputy Dean of the Humanities, Associate Professor in South Asian Languages and Civilizations, Comparative Literature, and The College

John Kelly

John Kelly

Christian W. Mackauer Professor of Anthropology and of Social Sciences at the University of Chicago

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Alan L. Kolata

Alan L. Kolata

Bernard E. and Ellen C. Sunny Distinguished Service Professor of Anthropology and of Social Sciences in the College

Darryl Li

Darryl Li

Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Social Sciences in the College
Associate Member, Law School

Anup Malani

Anup Malani

Lee and Brena Freeman Professor at the University of Chicago Law School and a Professor at the Pritzker School of Medicine

Constantine V. Nakassis

Constantine V. Nakassis

Associate Professor of Anthropology and of the Social Sciences in the College,
Associate Faculty of Cinema & Media Studies and Comparative Human Development, and
Chair, Committee on Southern Asian Studies