Office of Research

South Asia Center


The South Asia Center promotes knowledge about South Asia through innovative research, teaching and outreach to educational, civic, and business institutions, and to the community.

Core Services Offered

In addition to our Master's Degree in South Asian Studies, we also offer a South Asia track within the JSIS Asian Studies Major, a Graduate Certificate in South Asian Studies, a Minor in South Asian Studies, and the Jackson School PhD, in which students may focus on South Asia. All of these can link to our degree and certificate page at

Our study abroad information is at

Information on our precollegiate programming as well as all events is at

Funding Information:

National Resource Center grant under Title VI of the US Education Department 2010-2018.
Foreign Language and Area Studies grant under Title VI of the US Education Department 2010-2018.

Reporting Structure:

Reşat Kasaba, Director, Jackson School of International Studies

Related UW Entities:

College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Asian Languages and Literature, Department of Anthropology, School of Art: Art History, Department of Economics, Department of English, Department of Ethnomusicology, Department of History, Department of Physics, Department of Political Science, Department of Women Studies,
Jackson School of International Studies, Department of Law, Societies, and Justice, Department of Persian and Iranian Studies, College of Built Environments, Department of Architecture, Department of Urban Design and Planning, Foster School of Business, College of Engineering, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, College of Education, School of Public Health, School of Medicine, Department of Global Health, Information School, International Programs and Exchanges, School of Law, Liberal Studies (UW Tacoma), Evans School of Public Policy & Governance, School of Social Work

Center Details

Director: Kale, Sunila S.
Location: 303 Thomson
Year Started: 1969
Administrator / Program Manager: Snodgrass, Keith
Administering College/School: College of Arts & Sciences 
P.I. Home Department: Jackson School of International Studies 
Faculty Involvement: 62