Shailaja Fennell is the Director of the Centre of South Asian Studies, Reader in Regional Transformation and Economic Security in the Department of Land Economy and a Fellow of Jesus College. She conducts research in Asian and African communities and has recently conducted investigations on sustainable food production and rural development in India, gender norms and gender gaps in development interventions in South and South-east Asia, and provision of public goods and the role of partnerships in both Asian and African economies. Her latest publication is Anand, P.B., S. Fennell and F. Comim (eds.) ‘Handbook of BRICS and Emerging Economics’, Oxford University Press.
Michael Edwards is a Smuts Research Fellow at the Centre of South Asian Studies. An anthropologist interested in religion, media, and politics, he received his PhD from the LSE. His first book project (selected for the Atelier series at the University of California Press) is about the encounter between Pentecostalism and Buddhism during Myanmar’s fraught and fleeting democratic opening. A second project explores questions of transnational religion and solidarity amid Myanmar’s unfolding revolution.
Phone: 01223 338088
Prajakti Kalra joined us as the Centre's new Administrator in September 2021. She also oversees the running of the MPhil in Modern South Asian Studies.
Phone: 01223 768062
Kevin Greenbank is the Centre's Archivist. He has worked at the Centre since 1999, developing, in particular, the digital presentation of the archive collections.
Phone: 01223 768061