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CASI Faculty and Staff

Tariq Thachil

Director
Associate Professor of Political Science

Madan Lal Sobti Chair for the Study of Contemporary India
University of Pennsylvania

Juliana Di Giustini

Deputy Director

Georgette Rochlin

Associate Director

Alan Atchison

Senior Publications Editor

Laura Iwanyk

Assistant Director, CASI Student Programs and Outreach

Naveen Bharathi

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Makeda Barr-Brown

Administrative Coordinator

Sobti Family Fellows 2020-21

Apurva Bamezai

Doctoral Student in Comparative Politics

Sumitra Badrinathan

Doctoral Student in Comparative Politics

Former CASI Directors

Marshall M. Bouton

CASI Senior Fellow
CASI Acting Director & Visiting Scholar (2018-2020)
CASI IAB Chairman (2004-12)

President Emeritus, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Devesh Kapur

CASI Senior Fellow
CASI Director (2006-2018)
Starr Foundation South Asia Studies Professor and Asia Programs Director
Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)
Johns Hopkins University, Washington, D.C.

Francine R. Frankel

Founding Director, CASI (1992-2006)
Professor Emerita of Political Science and South Asian Regional Studies
University of Pennsylvania