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.
Garima Jaju is a Smuts Research Fellow in Commonwealth Studies. She is interested in the anthropological study of the economy, paying attention to the everyday experiences and expressions of labour, care, and politics, with a regional focus on post-liberalisation India. Garima holds a DPhil and MPhil in Development Studies from the University of Oxford, and BA in Economics from the University of Delhi. Prior to joining the Centre, she was a Post Doctoral Research Associate on the ESRC funded ‘GendV Project’ based at the Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge.
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
Lewis Brittain assumed the role of the Centre's Librarian at the start of the 2023/4 academic year, bringing with him 6 years of experience from various departments within the University Library.
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