Faculty & Staff



S.N. Sridhar

SUNY Distinguished Service Professor                                                       Professor of Linguistics and India Studies                                                  Director, Center for India Studies

Asian and Asian American Studies, Linguistics Language Contact, Bilingualism, Second Language Acquisition and Use; Indian English, World Englishes, Psycholinguistics, of Kannada and Indian Linguistics (Morphology, Syntax, Sociolinguistics)


Email: s.sridhar@sunysb.edu

 Kamal Sridhar

Kamal Sridhar

Associate Professor of Linguistics and India Studies                                    Associate Director, Center for India Studies

Asian and Asian American Studies, Linguistics Sociolinguistics of South Asia; Bilingualism & Language Maintenance inIndiaand Indian Diaspora; Indian English and World Englishes.


Email: kamal.sridhar@sunysb.edu 




James Pearce

Secretary, Center for India Studies

Email:  James.Pearce@stonybrook.edu




Ambassador Harsh Bhasin

Visiting Professor of International Relations and                                                Chair Department of Asian and Asian American Studies

India’s Foreign Policy, Contemporary India and China


Email: harsh.bhasin@sunysb.edu  


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William Chittick

Professor of Islamic Intellectual History                                               Department of Asian and Asian American Studies, Religious Studies

Islam, Sufism


Email: william.chittick@sunysb.edu



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Sunita Mukhi


Department of Asian and Asian American Studies 

Performance Studies; South Asian Diaspora, Cinema and Popular Culture


Email:  sunita.mukhi@sunysb.edu

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Andrew Nicholson

Associate Professor of Hinduism and Indian Philosophy                             Department of Asian and Asian American Studies 

Hinduism, Sanskrit, Indian Philosophy, Comparative Philosophy, History of Yoga, Orientalism and Post-Orientalism


Email: andrew.nicholson@stonybrook.edu  



 Adjuct Faculty

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Aruna Sharma

Department of Asian and Asian American Studies                                         Indian (Hindustani) Classical Music, Hindi


Email: arushar2002@yahoo.com


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Malini Srinivasan

Department of Asian and Asian American Studies                                      Bharatanatyam; Performing Arts of India

Email: maliniks@yahoo.com

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Laxmi Swaminathan

Department of Asian and Asian American Studies                                        Sanskrit, Hinduism (Agama), Indian Mythology, Epics


Email: lakshmi.swaminathan@sunysb.edu




 Recent Visiting Faculty

 Photo Purushottama Bilimoria

Purushottama Bilimoria

Deakin University and University of Melbourne                                                Philosophy of Religion, Indian Philosophy, Religion, Ethics and Law

 Amjad Ali Khan

Padma Vibhushan Ustad Amjad Ali Khan

Hindustani Classical Music, Sarod

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Narayan Hegde

Professor of English

SUNY Old Westbury

Literatures ofIndia, Kannada Literature, Translation





Arvind Mandair



Research Faculty and Scholars


Photo Doris Srinivasan

Doris Srinivasan

Research Professor

Indian Art History


Email: dmswh@earthlink.net

Louise Harmon

Louise Harmon

Toro Law School

Women and Law in India



Neela Bhattacharya Saxena

Nassau County Community College

Indian Literature, Women’s Studies


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Spring 2013

Lecture Series
Lecture by Dr. Aparna Pande
Explaining Pakistan’s Foreign Policy: Escaping India
Research Fellow, Hudson Institute
Charles B. Wang Center, Lecture Hall 1
Wednesday, March 27, 2013, 4 p.m.

Lecture is free and open to the public



Alumni Student News:
Mohit Verma Wins Worldwide Investing Contest


 Learn Indian Languages in India:

AIIS Summer 2013 and Academic Year 2013-2014

 Language Programs


 Executive Committee Member,  Dr. Krishna R.S. Gujavarty, gifts $100,000 to establish the
“Dr. Gujavarty Family Seminar Fund in India Studies"


A Look Ahead - Spring 2013 Courses:
Krishna in Indian Art, Culture and Thought
South Asian Literature in English:
Literary Voices from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh
Fall 2012
Lecture Series
Lecture by Dr. Sukrita Paul Kumar
Delhi University
Conserving India’s Cultural Diversity:
Vibrant Tradition vs. Forces of Homogenization
Wednesday, October 10, 2012, 4 p.m.
1006 Humanities Building, Stony Brook University
The Lecture is free and open to the public.

Queens College, Year of India Event
Roundtable: Society and Politics
Wednesday,  October 3rd, 2012
12:15 pm to 1:30 pm, Campbell Dome, Queens College
For more information visit here:

An Interactive Conversation on Kannada Culture
Don't miss this unique opportunity to meet with leading lights in Kannada literature, theatre, television, and the press.
Saturday, September 8th, 2012
Admission Free, Donations Requested

Lecture Hall 201, Charles B. Wang Center, Stony Brook University


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  phd program   masters public policy   masters political science   ba degree

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