INPAC Faculty

Joseph S.
Alter
  • PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 1989
  • Recipient of grants from the National Science Foundation, 2012-2014
3302 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
412-648-7508
jsalter@pitt.edu
South Asia
<p>Joseph S. Alter received his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley in 1989. His research specialization is in medical anthropology with interest in the relationship among religion, nationalism, health and the body in South Asia. Specific projects have focused on sport, sexuality, yoga, ayurvedic medicine, unani medicine and transnational transformations of medical knowledge. He is currently involved in a project to study the relationship among Nature Cure, ecology and worldview in contemporary India. A new project focuses on the relevance of biosemiotics to the development of ecologically grounded social theory. Teaching and research interests are combined by directing a semester-long study abroad program each Fall term, &ldquo;Pitt in the Himalayas.&rdquo;</p>

2013. Sex, Askesis and the Athletic Perfection of the Soul: Physical Philosophy in the Ancient Mediterranean and South Asia. In Geoffrey Samuel and Jay Johnson eds. Subtle Bodies. Pp. 121-148. London: Routledge. 2013. Sri Yogendra: Magic, Modernity and the Burden of the Middle-Class Yogi. In Mark Singleton and Ellen Goldberg, eds. Gurus in Modern Yoga. P.p. 60 -80. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press. 
2012 “Sacrifice and Immortality: Theoretical Implications of Embodiment in Hathayoga.” South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies 35 (2): 408-433.
2011    Moral Materialism: Sex and Masculinity in Modern India.  Penguin: New Delhi.

Susan Zulema
Andrade
PhD, University of Michigan, 1992
628L Cathedral of Learning
sza@pitt.edu
South Asia
<p>Susan Z. Andrade is associate professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh and is affiliated with the French and Italian department as well as with the programs in African Studies, Asian Studies, Cultural Studies, and Women&rsquo;s Studies. Her book on gender politics, public sphere politics, and women&rsquo;s literary traditions, The Nation Writ Small: African Fictions and Feminisms, 1958-1988, was published by Duke UP in 2011. She co-edited Atlantic Cross-Currents/Transatlantiques (Africa World Press, 2001) and guest-edited a special issue on comparative African fiction for the journal, NOVEL, in 2008. With David Shumway of Carnegie Mellon University, she organized the Realisms Seminar in 2008-9. She is currently working on Realism (versus Modernism) in postcolonial literatures from Africa and South Asia, much of which has been presented at the Modernist Studies Association. In December 2011, she organized a conference at Pitt on Anglophone Asian Novels, which is part of a large project on the novel in Asia. Andrade is specialist reader in postcolonial studies for the PMLA Advisory Committee. She also serves on the Editorial Board of Ariel: A Review of International English Literature and Research in African Literatures. She will be in India from January to May 2014 on a Senior Scholar Fulbright-Nehru Award.</p>

2012    “Realism, Reception, 1968, and West Africa” in Modern Language Quarterly special issue, “Peripheral Realisms,” 73.3: 289-308. 

 

2011    “Representing the Slum Non-Magically” in Legacies of Modernism:  Historicizing Contemporary Fiction. Ed. David James, Cambridge UP, pp. 253-278.  

 

2011    “Adichie’s Genealogies:  National and Feminine Novels” Research in African Literatures 42.2: 91-101. 

 

Shalini
Ayyagari
PhD, University of California, Berkeley
207 Music Building
412-624-4196
sayyagari@pitt.edu

“Lesser-known Music from North India and Pakistan.” UNESCO Collection of Traditional Music. Guest Blog Album Review (Week 16). 2014.

“At Home in the Studio: The Sound of Manganiyar Music Going Popular.” In More than Bollywood: Studies in Indian Popular Music. Bradley Shope and Gregory Booth, eds. New York: Oxford University Press. 2013: 256-75.

Milica
Bakic-Hayden
PhD, University of Chicago, 1997
2612 Cathedral of Learning
412-624-5989
milicabh@pitt.edu

Forthcoming     “Religion and Religious Authority in the Age of Secularism and Globalization: Some Implications for the Balkans” in Bulletin of the Institute of Ethnography of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts.

 

2011     Executive "Empires are Us: Identifying with Differences," in Images of Imperial Legacy: Modern Discourses on the Social and Cultural Impact of Ottoman and Habsburg Rule in Southeast Europe, edited by Tea Sindbaek and Maximilian Hartmuth, Berlin: LIT Verlag

 

2010     “St. Sava and the Power(s) of Spiritual Authority,” Serbian Studies 24.1-2: 49-62.

 

David M.
Berman
PhD, Pennsylvania State University, 1986
5602 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
412-648-2115
dmberman@pitt.edu
Southeast Asia

2009     “‘Never Forget the Sacrifice’:  A Visit to Chu Van An High School in Hanoi, Vietnam,” The Social Studies 100:4 (July/August 2009) 148–153 (100th Anniversary Issue Reprint). 

 

2007     The War Schools of Dobrinja:  Reading, Writing, and Resistance during the Siege of Sarajevo. San Francisco, Caddo Gap Press.  

 

2006     “Školovanje u Ekstremnim Okolnostima:  Lekcije iz Bosanskih Pejzaža” [Schooling in the Extreme:  Lessons from Bosnian Landscapes], Prosvjetni List [The Educational Gazette], (Ministry of Education and Science, Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina) 932:61; New Series 100:10, 17–20. 

 

Elisa
Beshero-Bondar
Pitt-Greensburg FOB 204
724-836-7195
ebb8@pitt.edu
Pacific Islands
<p><font color="#494949" face="Verdana,sans-serif" size="2" style="line-height: normal; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="font-size: 9pt;">Dr. Beshero-Bondar, Associate Professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg campus, has developed a project called Digital Archives and Pacific Cultures in conjunction with the Digital Humanities courses at the Pitt-Oakland and Pitt-Greensburg campuses. Digital Archives and Pacific Cultures is a collaborative effort between University of Pittsburgh faculty and students to explore the voyage narratives from the 18th century European expeditions to the Pacific Islands through English poetry, prose, and first-hand accounts of what was witnessed during the journey. The aim is to understand more about Polynesian culture when the Europeans first discovered the new world. This project can be accessed at the following link: </span></font><a href="http://pacific.pitt.edu/" style="font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; line-height: normal; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);" target="_blank"><font face="Verdana,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size: 9pt;">http://pacific.pitt.edu</span></font></a></p>
Laura
Brown
PhD, University of Michigan, 2010
3129 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
lcb32@pitt.edu
South Asia
<p>Laura C. Brown is a sociocultural and linguistic anthropologist whose research examines intersections between language, materiality, and commerce with a geographic focus in South Asia.</p>

2014 A Public Backstage: The Politics and Possibilities of Overheard Talk in Tamil Grocery Shops,Language and Communication, vol 34 (1): 35-45.

 

John
Camillus
Doctor of Business Administration, Harvard University, 1972
338 Mervis Hall
412-648-1599
camillus@katz.pitt.edu
South Asia
<p>John C. Camillus has been on the faculty of the University of Pittsburgh&#39;s Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business since 1977. He has held the Donald R. Beall Endowed Chair in Strategic Management since 1991. In addition to teaching in the MBA and doctoral programs, Camillus has been extensively involved in designing and offering executive education programs for practicing managers in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Prior to joining the University of Pittsburgh, he was Professor of Management at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. Camillus served as Associate Dean - the chief operating officer and chief academic officer of the Katz School-from 1982 to 1990. He also served as Executive Associate Dean in 2007 and 2008. He is a Trustee of the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh and serves on the boards of several other organizations including the Andy Warhol Museum and the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council. His public service has been recognized by the Senate of Pennsylvania and he received the Chancellor&#39;s Distinguished Public Service Award in 2006. He received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India&#39;s premier business school in 2011. Camillus has received numerous awards in recognition of teaching excellence, including the Best Teacher Award at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and the University-wide Chancellor&#39;s Distinguished Teaching Award at the University of Pittsburgh.</p>

2010     "A 'Good Business' Decision Framework." Rotman Magazine.

 

2009     "Good Business in Bad Times: The Strategic Advantages of Humanity in   

             Business Decisions." Effective Executive.

 

James H.
Cassing
PhD, University of Iowa, 1975
4908 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
412-648-8746
jcassing@pitt.edu
South Asia

2009    "Transient Products but Persistent Trade Patterns" (with S. Husted), Journal of Economic Studies

 

2009    “Arab Republic of Egypt,” (with Saad Nassar, Gamal Siam and Hoda Moussa), Chapter 2 (pp.71-98) in Distortions to Agricultural Incentives in Africa, K. Anderson and W. A. Masters (eds.), World Bank, Washington D.C. 

 

2009    “Trade Dispute Diversion:  The Economics of Conflicting Dispute Settlement Procedures between Regional Trade Agreements and the WTO,” Chapter 12 (pp. 303-330) in Trade Disputes and the Dispute Settlement Understanding of the WTO:  An Interdisciplinary Assessment, James C. Hartigan, ed.  Elsevier.

 

Luke
Condra
3933 Posvar Hall
412.648.8088
lcondra@pitt.edu
South Asia, Southeast Asia
<p>Dr. Luke Condra is an Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. &nbsp;His research focuses on international security and political violence in the Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia. &nbsp;He teaches two classes at the university. &nbsp;His fall class is titled &quot;Economics and Politics of Counterinsurgency&quot; and his spring class is titled &quot;Ethnic Politics&quot;.</p>