IAAS Committee Members

Leonard van der Kuijp


Leonard W. van der Kuijp, Chairman IAAS

Faculty Chair and DGS for Fall 2016; Professor of Tibetan and Himalayan StudiesDepartment of South Asian Studies; East Asian Languages and Civilizations 
1 Bow Street, Room 311, (617) 496-6871, vanderk@fas.harvard.edu 


Research Interests: Tibetan history, culture and civilization, 13th-15th centuries; Tibetan Buddhism

 

 

 

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Mark C. Elliott

Mark Schwartz Professor of Chinese and Inner Asian History East Asian Languages and Civilizations 
2 Divinity Avenue, Room 134A, (617) 496-5343, elliott3@fas.harvard.edu 


Research Interests: social, political, and institutional history of China and Inner Asia; Manchu studies

 

 

 

Rowan Flad

Associate Professor of Anthropology
Anthropology
Peabody Museum, 11 Divinity Avenue, (617) 495-1966, rflad@fas.harvard.edu 


Research Interests:
 emergence and development of complex society during the late Neolithic period and the Bronze Age in China

 

 

 

Janet Gyatso

Hershey Professor of Buddhist Studies 
Divinity School 
Divinity Hall, Room 318, (617) 384-8000,
janet_gyatso@harvard.edu 


Research Interests: 
Buddhist history, ritual, and ideas, with a focus on Tibetan literature and practice

 

 

 

Cemal Kafadar (on leave 2016-17)

Vehbi Koç Professor of Turkish Studies, History Dept. Robinson Hall, Room 212, (617) 496-5389, kafadar@fas.harvard.edu

Research Interests: social and cultural history of the Middle East and Southeastern Europe in the early modern era

 

 

 

Terry Martin

George F. Baker III Professor of Russian Studies 
History 
CGIS South, Room 328, (617) 495-9895, martin11@fas.harvard.edu 

Research Interests: Russia/Soviet Union and Central Europe; Soviet history-nationalism, politics, sociology, surveillance, Islam

 

 

 

 

Kelly O'Neill

DGS Spring 2017, Assistant Professor of History 
History 
CGIS South, Room 329, (617) 496-7293, koneill@fas.harvard.edu 

Research Interests: Imperial Russia; Economy and trade in the Black Sea; Comparative Social and Cultural History

 

 

 

 

Michael J. Puett

Professor of Chinese History
East Asian Languages and Civilizations 
2 Divinity Avenue, Room 224, (617) 495-8360, puett@fas.harvard.edu 


Research Interests: intellectual, cultural, and political history of early China

 

 

 

 

David J. Roxburgh

Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Professor of Islamic Art History (on leave 2013-14)
History of Art and Architecture 
Sackler Museum, (617) 496-1056, roxburgh@fas.harvard.edu 


Research Interests: Islamic art and architecture

 

 

 

Michael Witzel


Wales Professor of Sanskrit 
Department of South Asian Studies 
1 Bow Street, Room 318, (617) 496-8570, witzel@fas.harvard.edu 


Research Interests: history; ancient and medieval Nepal; Old Iran; comparative Eurasian mythology; Archaic India; Sanskrit; Vedic

 

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Richard Wolf

Professor of Music 
Music Department
Music Building, North Harvard Yard, (617) 495-2791, rwolf@fas.harvard.edu

Research Interests: Music and oral poetry in South Asia, Tajikistan, Northern Afghanistan, and Xinjiang China; Persian/Dari/Tajiki and Wakhi languages in Central Asia, Tamil, Urdu and Kota in South Asia