Shailendra Bhandare is Assistant Keeper, South Asian and Far-eastern Numismatics and Paper Money Collections, a Fellow of St Cross College and a member of Faculty of Oriental Studies. He started his career as a Numismatist with a visiting fellowship at the Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge. He was then appointed as a post-doctoral fellow of the Society for South Asian Studies, and worked as a curator in the British Museum on the coins of Later Mughals and the Indian Princely States. He was appointed as curator of coins in the Ashmolean Museum in 2002.
Katherine Blundell is Professor of Astrophysics at Oxford University and a Research Fellow at St John's College. Prior to this she was one of the Royal Society's University Research Fellows, having been a Research Fellow of the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 and before that a Junior Research Fellow at Balliol College, Oxford.
Katherine's research interests span a broad range of topics. She has published extensively on the evolution of active galaxies and their life cycles, on the accretion of material near black holes and the launch and propagation of relativistic jets. She uses techniques from across the electromagnetic spectrum, both imaging and spectroscopy, as well as computational techniques. In 2013, she set up the Global Jet Watch observatory in 5 countries, including one at a school in Karnataka.
Faisal Devji is Professor of Indian History and Director of the Asian Studies Centre. He received his PhD in Intellectual History from the University of Chicago, and taught at Yale University and the New School of Social Research in New York before joining Oxford. He was Junior Fellow at the Society of Fellows, Harvard University, Yves Oltramare Chair at the Graduate Institute in Geneva and is an Institute of Public Knowledge Scholar at New York University. Devji is the author of four books, including one on Gandhi and another on the idea of Pakistan. He is interested in Indian political thought as well as in the political challenge of globalisation.
Toral is a Senior Clinical Research Fellow in Clinical Epidemiology based in the Cancer Epidemiology Unit of the Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford and Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon at the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. She was appointed to a Senior Research Fellowship at Green Templeton College, University of Oxford in 2019.
Nandini Gooptu is Associate Professor of South Asian Studies at ODID and Fellow of St Antony's College. She was Head of Department between 2012 and 2016.
Educated in Calcutta and at Cambridge, and trained as a social historian, she is the author of The Politics of the Urban Poor in Early-Twentieth Century India (Cambridge University Press, 2001), editor of Enterprise Culture in Neoliberal India (Routledge, 2013), and joint-editor of India and the British Empire (Oxford University Press, Oxford History of the British Empire series, 2012).
Radhika Khosla is the Research Director of the Oxford India Centre for Sustainable Development and Research Fellow at Somerville College, and Associate Professor at the Smith School of Enterprise and Environment, School of Geography and the Environment. She works on examining the productive tensions between urban transitions, energy services consumption and climate change, with a focus on developing country cities. Radhika leads the Oxford Martin School's interdisciplinary and multi-country programme on the Future of Cooling. She also leads the climate change research under DFID's India-UK Global Partnership Programme on Development, is a contributing author to the sixth assessment report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and lead author of the UNEP Emissions Gap Report (2020). Radhika is a member of the UK government’s UK-India Advisory Council. She has her Undergraduate and Master’s degree (M.Phys) in Physics from the University of Oxford and a PhD in the Geophysical Sciences from the University of Chicago.
Mallica Kumbera Landrus research interests focus on India, particularly with regard to the intersection of art, architecture, religion, politics and socio-economics. She is especially interested in issues of cultural translation, focusing on works and built environments created for and by colonial powers, and by emerging cultures that were themselves hybrid, transnational and diasporic.
Mallica is Keeper (Head) of the Eastern Art Department in the Ashmolean Museum, where the collections span more than 5,000 years of cultural and artistic development, from the Islamic Middle East, China, Korea, Japan, South and Southeast Asia. Her curatorial responsibilities include South and Southeast Asian art. She is a Fellow of St Cross College, Oxford, and Associate Professor of the history of Indian art.
Mallica joined the Ashmolean in 2012, initially as Andrew W. Mellon Teaching Curator. She is on the editorial board for publication in Studies in Asian Art and Culture at the University of Bonn, and she is a Trustee of the Charles Wallace India Trust.
Before Oxford, she was a senior lecturer at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). She has also held teaching, research, curatorial and/or management posts at institutes such as Princeton University, Brown University and the Jaipur City Palace Museum. She was the first Director of Princeton’s Global Programme in India.
Nayanika Mathur is Associate Professor in the Anthropology of South Asia, with wide-ranging research and teaching interests in the anthropology of politics, development, environment, law, human-animal studies, and research methods. She was educated at the Universities of Delhi (B.A. and M.A.) and Cambridge (MPhil and PhD). Before joining Oxford in October 2017 she held postdoctoral research fellowships awarded by the Leverhulme Trust and the British Academy at the University of Cambridge.
Ankhi Mukherjee is Professor of English and World Literatures at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Wadham College. She is the author of Aesthetic Hysteria (2007) and What Is a Classic? Postcolonial Rewriting and Invention of the Canon (2014), which won the British Academy Rose Mary Crawshay Prize for 2015. Mukherjee's third monograph, Unseen City: The Psychic Lives of the Urban Poor, will be published by Cambridge University Press (2021). This is a work of literary and cultural criticism which examines the vexed relationship between psychoanalysis and poverty in the context of global cities in India, the US, and the UK. Mukherjee has edited multi-authored volumes, including After Lacan, and published articles in peer-reviewed journals such as PMLA, MLQ, Contemporary Literature, and Criticism. She is co-editing (with Ato Quayson) a collaborative volume of essays titled Decolonizing the English Literary Curriculum (Cambridge UP, 2022). Mukherjee was John Hinkley Visiting Professor at Johns Hopkins University in 2019 and a Visiting Fellow at the Australian National University. Her research has been supported by grants from the British Academy, the AHRC, the Wellcome Trust, and the John Fell Fund.
Subir Sarkar is Professor in the Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics. He graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, obtained his PhD at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bombay and has been at Oxford since 1990. He is Affiliated Professor at University of Copenhagen (where he was Niels Bohr Professor 2013-18) and Adjunct Professor at the Raman Research Institute, Bangalore.
Subir's research interests are at the interface between fundamental physics and cosmology. He also participates in experiments such as the IceCube Neutrino Observatory and the Cherenkov Telescope Array. In 2017, he was awarded the IUPAP-TIFR Homi Bhabha medal and prize. In 2006 Subir set up the Oxford-India Network in Theoretical Physical Sciences which involves leading Indian institutions and research centres.
Arjune Sen is Associate Professor, Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences. He trained at the University of Oxford, studying at Corpus Christi College. In his first summer in Oxford he completed a placement with Professor Simon Shorvon at The Institute of Neurology which essentially initiated all that has followed. Having completed an intercalated degree in Physiological Science, including a dissertation with Professor Colin Blakemore, he went to clinical school in Oxford before beginning medical training initially in Oxford and then in London.
In London, Arjune was trained predominantly at The Royal London Hospital and the National Hospital and undertook his PhD with the Department of Clinical and Experimental Epilepsy at Queen Square, sponsored by the MRC and the Guarantors of Brain, studying the molecular basis of neuronal loss in refractory epilepsy. Having completed Specialist Training and a Locum Consultant Posting at The National Hospital, he then went to Sydney during 2012, predominantly to learn to read Video-EEG during an Epilepsy Fellowship with Professor Ernie Somerville.
Anvee Bhutani is an undergraduate student reading Human Sciences at Magdalen College. She has a background in conducting genetics and neurology research at Stanford University, having published a research review and presented at several conferences about neural disease. At Oxford, she looks at disease from a social perspective, understanding how and why facets of disease aren’t inherited, but rather, are a product of one’s environment.
Anvee is currently the President of Oxford India Society (OIS), which serves as a home for Indians and non-Indians alike to celebrate Indian culture and explore political, economic, and social issues relevant to India today. She is also the former Managing Director of The Oxford Blue student publication and has a keen interest in using her writing to explore current affairs, global politics and identity.
Premjith is the Programme Manager for the India Oxford Initiative (IndOx). Working closely with the Strategy Board, He is responsible to manage the activities of IndOx, and to facilitate its sustained growth. He works closely with the Strategy Board, and is an ex-officio member. Premjith can be contacted on email@example.com for all IndOx related matters.