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Academic Staff


Professor Vineeta SINHA, Head & Concurrent Head of Dept of Sociology

(on sabbatical leave in AY2017/18 Semester 2)

B. Soc. Sci. (Hons.)(NUS), M. Soc. Sci. (NUS), M.A. & Ph.D. (Johns Hopkins)
Hindu religiosity in the Diaspora; Critique of concepts and categories in the social sciences; Religion and commodification; Religion-state encounters in secular societies

Email: Vineeta Sinha
Telephone: 6516 4528
Location: AS8 #06-01
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ASSOC PROF Rajesh RAI, Acting Head

B.A. (NUS), M.A. Dist., Ph.D. (Birmingham)
South Asian Diaspora; Transnational identities, nationalism and the postcolonial history and politics of South Asia

Email: Rajesh Rai
Telephone: 6516 3607
Location: AS8 #06-40


Assoc Prof Gyanesh KUDAISYA

B.A. (Hons.)(Delhi), M.A. M.Phil. (JNU), Ph.D. (Cambridge)
Late colonial and postcolonial South Asian history; Regions and regionalism in India; Partition and its aftermath

Email: Gyanesh Kudaisya
Telephone: 6516 4701
Location: AS8 #06-36
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B.A. (INALCO/Nanterre Paris-X), M.A. (INALCO/LSE), M.Phil. (LSE), Ph.D. (LSE)
Anthropology of South Asia (particularly Bangladesh and India); Environmental history of Sundarbans; Partition and the Bengali Muslim Diaspora

Email: Annu Jalais
Telephone: 6601 2842
Location: AS8 #06-44
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Dr Sidharthan MAUNAGURU

B.A. (Hons) (Univ of Peradeniya), M.A. (JHU), Ph.D. (JHU)
Kinship; Marriage; Violence; Religion; Visual culture; Diaspora

Email: Sidharthan Maunaguru
Telephone: 6516 7776
Location: AS8 #06-42
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Dr Jayati BHATTACHARYA, Lecturer

B.A. (Hons.)(North Bengal), M.A. (North Bengal), Ph.D. (JNU)
Business history; Diaspora studies; India-Singapore relations; Connected histories in the Indian Ocean region

Email: Jayati Bhattacharya
Telephone: 6516 8474
Location: AS8 #06-38
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Dr Vasugi KAILASAM, Lecturer

B.A. English Literature (Univ of Madras), M.A. Comparative Literature (Asia/Africa) (SOAS, Univ of London), Ph.D. (NUS)
Tamil studies; Tamil literature and culture; South Asian literatures; Critical theory; Postcolonial literary aesthetics 

Email: Vasugi Kailasam
Telephone: 6516 8757
Location: AS8 #06-39
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Dr Ronojoy SEN, Visiting Senior Research Fellow

B.A. (Calcutta), M.A. Dist. (South Carolina), Ph.D. (Chicago)
Indian politics; History and culture; Law and society; Religion and politics; Democratic institutions 

Email: Ronojoy Sen
Telephone: 6516 1379
Location: AS8 #06-19


Dr Rajshree JETLY, Visiting Fellow

B.A. & M.A. (Delhi University), M.Phil. (JNU), Ph.D. (ANU)
South Asian politics; Regional cooperation; Domestic politics of Pakistan; China-Pakistan relations 

Email: Rajshree Jetly
Telephone: 6516 8582
Location: AS8 #06-14



Honorary Affiliates




Dr Pallavi NARAYAN

Date of Affiliation: 1 Dec 2017 - 30 Nov 2018