Elaine joins Stanford University as Assistant Professor in the Department of Religious Studies and will be affiliated with the Center for South Asia. Her first book manuscript, Hindu Pluralism: Religion and the Public Sphere in Early Modern South India, was recently released by the University of California Press in early 2017 and is part of the book series South Asia Across the Disciplines. She received her Ph.D. from Columbia University in Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies
Saad joins as an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Stanford University and will be affiliated with the Center for South Asia.. He uses field experiments and data from government programs to study the determinants of politician and bureaucratic effort toward citizen welfare. His research interests lie in the political economy of development and comparative politics, with a regional focus on South Asia. His work has been supported by grants from the International Growth Center, the Jameel Abdul Latif Poverty Action Lab's Governance Initiative, the World Bank, and the American Institute of Pakistan Studies. Gulzar earned his Ph.D. from New York University in 2017. He previously studied at Columbia University, the National University of Singapore, and the Lahore University of Management Sciences.