Jung-Hwa Ha

Visiting Research Scholar

Paul and Marcia Wythes Center on Contemporary China

Jung-Hwa Ha is an associate professor in the Department of Social Welfare at Seoul National University. She received her Ph.D. in Social Work and Sociology at University of Michigan. Her research interests include widowhood, social support, end-of life care and cognitive aging. At Princeton, she will conduct research on the impact of cognitive impairment and childlessness on older adults’ wellbeing in China and the U.S. She teaches courses on aging, disability and end-of-life issues.  

Sadaf Jaffer

Sadaf Jaffer

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies

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Sadaf Jaffer is a scholar of South Asian, Islamic and gender studies. She aims to understand Muslim communities by looking beyond religious authorities to shapers of film, literary, and popular culture. She is currently working on a book entitled Lady Genghis Khan: Ismat Chughtai, Progressive Literature and Secularism in Modern India, which offers new perspectives on Islam in India through the lens of celebrated Urdu writer and cultural critic Ismat Chughtai. Jaffer is also conducting research for a second book project on South Asian social media. Based on preliminary research, she has published a reflection paper in the Journal of Women’s History entitled “Women’s Autobiography in Islamic Societies: Towards a Feminist Intellectual History” in which she explores the ways women use dynamic online texts to emphasize national belonging to Pakistan while rejecting Islam as promulgated by the state. Jaffer is a graduate of Georgetown's School of Foreign Service and earned her Ph.D. from Harvard University. She recently completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Global Studies at Stanford University.

Miranda Jakiša

Fung Global Fellow

Fung Global Fellows Program

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Jakiša is a professor of South and East Slavic literatures and cultures at Humboldt University in Berlin. She received a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Tübingen in Germany. Her research includes the Slavic literatures of the 20th and 21st centuries, contemporary post-dramatic theater, oral epic traditions and (post-)Yugoslav film. Recently, Jakiša has concentrated on aesthetic strategies of dissent in different arts. Her publications on the theater of intervention lay the groundwork for her research on resentment. During her time in Princeton, Jakiša will examine performative cultures of resentment in Eastern European protest art and artists’ activism in public space, on the internet and in the streets. The artistic articulations she is interested in are political and step in for institutional and systemic deficits in political participation.

Daniel Karell

Fung Global Fellow

Fung Global Fellows Program

Louis A. Simpson International Building, Office 157

Karell is an assistant professor of sociology in the Division of Social Science at New York University in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. He received his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Washington. His research focuses on understanding how social mechanisms at the micro level transform macro social patterns, such as intrastate conflict and labor migration streams. His work often adopts the frameworks of comparative historical sociology, network science and computational textual analysis, and his empirical research centers on Afghanistan and Pakistan. Karell’s current project, “Roots of Radicalism: Revolution, Tradition, and the Politics of Resentment” traces the co-evolution of radicalism and insurgent networks over 30 years of conflict in Afghanistan. His research has been published in journals including Social Science Research, Nations and Nationalism, and Nationality Papers.

Sunil Khilnani

Visiting Professor

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Khilnani is a professor of politics and director of the King's College London India Institute. He is a scholar of Indian history and politics best known as the author of The Idea of India (1997). He was the presenter of a BBC Radio 4 series entitled "Incarnations: India in 50 Lives," which was later published as a book in 2016. He was a 2010 Berlin Prize Fellow, and he is a recipient of the Indian government's 2005 Pravasi Bharatiya Samman award.