Associates are typically scholars based at institutions other than the University of Chicago who reside in the Chicago area or are in Chicago frequently and can participate in COSAS activities. Nomination for associate membership must be made by a University of Chicago faculty member.

Dr. Madhuvanti Ghose Alsdorf Associate Curator of Indian and Islamic Art, Department of Asian & Ancient Art, The Art Institute of Chicago
Jaya Hariprasad Independent Scholar, Chicago
Brannon Ingram Assistant Professor of Religion, Department of Religious Studies, Northwestern University
Richard Lariviere President, Field Museum of Chicago
Dr. Yarina Liston Instructor, Department of Theology, Loyola University Chicago
Rajit Mazumder Associate Professor, Department of History, DePaul University
Kalyani Devaki Menon Associate Professor, Department of Religious Studies, DePaul University
Andrew Nicholson Associate Professor, Department of Asian and Asian American Studies, SUNY Stony Brook
Sally Noble Adult Educator-ESL, City Colleges of Chicago
Tracy Pintchman Professor of Hindu Studies and World Religions, Department of Theology, Loyola University Chicago
Frank Schnell Dean's International Council, Harris School of Public Policy
Dr. Sanjeev Vidyarthi Associate Professor, Department of Urban Planning and Policy, University of Illinois, Chicago
Nusrat S. Chowdhury Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Amherst College
Gayatri Reddy Associate Professor, Gender and Women's Studies & Anthropology, University of Illinois at Chicago
Tarini Bedi Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois at Chicago
Diana Dimitrova Director of International Student Services, International Programs and Extended Studies, Ithaca College
Joan Erdman Department of Humanities, History, and Social Sciences, Columbia College Chicago
Vijayarani Fedson Unaffiliated; Alumnus