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Academic Fellows

Dr Michael Adams

Dr Michael Adams was born in India, the fifth generation of his family born there, and is a human geographer. His research (and teaching) engages with human-nature relationships. He has ...

Associate Professor Farrah Ahmed

Associate Professor Farrah Ahmed joined the University of Melbourne's,  Melbourne Law School in July 2012. Prior to this, she was a Lecturer in Law at the Queen's College ...

Professor James Arvanitakis

Professor James Arvanitakis is the Dean of the Graduate Research School at Western Sydney University. He is also a lecturer in Humanities and a member of the University’s Institute ...

Purushottma Bilimoria

Purushottama Bilimoria has taught and has held professorships and research fellowships or 'advisory mentor' at Deakin University (Melbourne), University of Melbourne (Australia), Oxford University (All Souls College and Oxford Centre ...

Dr Priya Chacko

Dr Priya Chacko is a Senior Lecturer in International Politics in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Adelaide where she teaches courses and supervises research ...

Dr Mridula Nath Chakraborty

Dr Mridula Nath Chakraborty is the Deputy Director of the Monash Asia Institute. Dr Chakraborty has edited Being Bengali: at home and in the world, an enquiry into the intellectual ...

Assa Doron

Assa Doron is an Associate Professor in anthropology at the College of Asia and the Pacific, the Australian National University. His main areas of interest include, urban anthropology, development studies ...

Professor Anthony D'Costa

Professor Anthony P. D'Costa is the Chair of Contemporary Indian Studies at the University of Melbourne. Prior to joining Melbourne University, Professor D'Costa was Research Director, Asia Research ...

Professor Sambit Datta

Professor Sambit Datta studied architecture at the School of Architecture, CEPT University. He completed his masters and doctoral studies at the National University of Singapore and the University of Adelaide ...

Dr Jane Dyson

Dr Jane Dyson teaches in the School of Geography, University of Melbourne. For fourteen years, she has been conducting ethnographic research in the high Himalayas in India examining gender, work ...

Dr Bina Fernandez

Dr Bina Fernandez is a Senior Lecturer in Development Studies at the University of Melbourne, Australia. She completed her PhD and MPhil degrees at the University of Oxford, and has ...

Dr Devleena Ghosh

Dr Devleena Ghosh works in the School of Communication, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at UTS. She researches and has published widely in environmental and postcolonial studies, specifically on ...

Dr Ian Hall

Professor Hall joined Griffith University in January 2015 as a Professor in the School of Government and International Relations. Professor Hall is also a member of the Centre for Governance ...

Dr Ramaswami Harindranath

Dr Ramaswami Harindranath is Professor of Media at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. He has previously taught in universities in India, Malaysia, and the UK, and has ...

Dr Elizabeth Hill

Dr Elizabeth Hill’s research focuses on gender, employment and care in both developed and emerging economies. She has published on the informal economy, women’s employment in the Indian ...

Dr Dolly Kikon

Dr Dolly Kikon teaches Anthropology and Development Studies at the University of Melbourne. Her monographs include Life and Dignity: Women’s Testimonies of Sexual Violence in Dimapur (NESRC 2015) and ...

Dr Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt

Dr Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt is a Senior Fellow (Associate Professor) at the Resource, Environment and Development group at the Crawford School of Public Policy, College of Asia and the Pacific, The ...

Dr Meg Gurry

Dr Meg Gurry is an academic researcher who is updating and revising her earlier work on the history of Australia-India government and diplomatic relations. She is a former lecturer in ...

Dr Tanya Jakimow

Dr Tanya Jakimow is a Senior Lecturer of Development Studies at the University of New South Wales, Australia. Her current research, funded by an Australian Research Council DECRA (2013-17), investigates ...

Dr Christopher Kremmer

Dr Christopher Kremmer is Senior Lecturer in Literary & Narrative Journalism Practice in the School of the Arts & Media at the University of New South Wales, Australia. His literary ...

Professor David Lowe

Professor David Lowe holds a Chair in Contemporary History at Deakin University. He is a biographer and historian of modern international affairs, and of Australia’s role therein, especially with ...

Professor Kama Maclean

Kama Maclean is Associate Professor of South Asian and World History at the University of New South Wales, and editor of South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies. She is ...

Professor Pushkar Maitra

Professor Pushkar Maitra is Professor of Economics at Monash University, Australia. His primary areas of research are Development Economics, Applied Econometrics and Experimental Economics. His current research interests include health ...

Professor Hector Malano

Professor Hector Malano graduated in Agricultural Engineering in 1973 at the National University of Cordoba, Argentina. In 1981 he was awarded a Masters degree in Irrigation and Drainage Engineering from ...

Professor Duncan McDuie-Ra

Professor Duncan McDuie-Ra is Professor of Development Studies at UNSW, Australia. His most recent sole-authored books include Northeast Migrants in Delhi: Race, refuge and retail (Amsterdam University Press, 2012), Debating ...

Michael Moignard

Michael Moignard spent 35 years as an Australian public servant working in trade and resources policy, and trade promotion. He holds a Masters in Science (Chemistry) from the University of ...

Professor Michael Peason

Michael Peason is Professor Emeritus at the University of New South Wales, Australia. An internationally renowned scholar who has written pioneering works on India and Indian Ocean world history, Michael ...

Professor Deo Prasad AO

Professor Deo Prasad is a Distinguished Professor in sustainability of the built environment field and among the leading advocates for sustainability in Australia. Deo won the 2006 Royal Australian Institute ...

Professor Fazal Rizvi

Fazal Rizvi is a Professor in Education at the University of Melbourne, having joined the University in July 2010 from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, where he directed ...

Dr Dipa Sarkar

Dr Dipa Sarkar is an applied econometrician whose research focus is in the areas of behavioural and labour economics. She obtained her PhD in Economics from Southern Methodist University in ...

Professor Tim Scrase

Tim Scrase (PhD, LaTrobe, 1989) is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies at RMIT University (Melbourne). He was formerly an Associate Dean for Research ...

Dr Pradeep Taneja

Dr Pradeep Taneja lectures in Chinese politics, political economy and international relations at the University of Melbourne, where he is also an Associate of the Centre for Contemporary Chinese Studies ...

Dr Ian Woolford

Dr Ian Woolford is lecturer in Hindi at La Trobe University, where he coordinates the Hindi language program, and teaches courses in South Asian culture. He has previously taught at ...