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South Asian Studies Institute

Faculty associates

Those faculty who teach in the Canada India Studies Program are appointed to the SASI by the Director as Faculty Associates. Their participation in joint research activities and in collaborative work supports the SASI research mandate.

Dr. Satwinder Kaur Bains

Director: SASI; Senior Faculty Associate

School of Culture, Media, and Society

Abbotsford campus, K104

Phone: 604 (854) 4547

Toll Free: 1-888-504-7441

email Satwinder Kaur

Dr. Rajnish Dhawan

‌Senior Faculty Associate


Abbotsford campus, B378

Phone: 604-392-7333

email Rajnish

Dr. Cherie Enns

Senior Faculty Associate

Physical Geography

Abbotsford campus, A406g

Phone: 604-504-7441

email Cherie

Dr. Garry Fehr

Associate Vice-President

Research and Graduate Studies

Abbotsford campus, G290J

Phone: (604) 557-4074

email Garry

Dr. Geetanjali Gill

Associate Professor and Program Chair

Global Development Studies

Abbotsford campus, D3432

email Geetanjali

Dr. Surinder Jodhka

Faculty Associate
Jawaharlal Nehru University

Research and Graduate Studies

Off-campus location

Phone: +91-11- 26704429

email Surinder

Dr. Karun Karki

Associate Professor

email Karun

Mary-Anne MacDougall

Emeritus Senior Faculty Associate


Abbotsford campus, G193B

Phone: (604) 504-7441

email Mary-Anne

Dr. Nicola Mooney

Senior Faculty Associate

School of Culture, Media, and Society

Abbotsford campus, D3033

Phone: 604-504-7441, local 4175

email Nicola

Dr. Sharanjit Kaur Sandhra

Senior Faculty Associate


Abbotsford campus

email Sharanjit Kaur

Yvon Dandurand

Faculty Advisor Emeritus

Criminology & Criminal Justice

Abbotsford campus, A203h

Phone: 604-504-7441,local 4309

email Yvon

Dr. Susan Fisher‌

Faculty Associate Emeritus


email Susan

Dr. Chanwahn Kim

Visiting Scholar
Hankuk University of Foreign Studies

email Chanwahn

Dr. Fazeeha Azmi

Research Associate
University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

email Fazeeha

Dr. Paul Fontaine

Faculty Associate

School of Communication

Abbotsford campus, D3109

email Paul

Dr. Rita Dhungel

Faculty Associate

School of Social Work and Human Services

Abbotsford campus, B165c

Phone: 604-504-7441

email Rita

Selena Karli

Faculty Associate


Abbotsford campus

Phone: 604-504-7441

email Selena

Hassan Javid

Faculty Associate

Abbotsford campus

email Hassan