Fauzia Farooqui


South Asian Studies

Louis A. Simpson International Building, Office 147B


Farooqui is a lecturer with the Program in South Asian Studies. Her primary interests are Urdu-Hindi language and literature, literary criticism and women’s studies. Her current research projects focus on the poetics of contemporary Urdu poetry, debates about modernism and postmodernism in Urdu literary criticism, and Urdu-Hindi literary feminism. Farooqui’s publications include a monograph on Urdu prose poetry and Beginning Urdu and Beginning Hindi, parallel introductory Hindi and Urdu textbooks that she coauthored. She has also published various pieces of original poetry, fiction and literary criticism in leading Urdu literary journals. She is featured in Hindustaani Shairaat, an anthology of Urdu female poets of India. Prior to joining Princeton, she taught at the University of Virginia and the University of Michigan. She currently serves as the Vice President of the South Asian Language Teachers Association (SALTA). She earned her Ph.D. from Lucknow University.

Robert Phillips


South Asian Studies

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Phillips is a lecturer with the Program in South Asian Studies. He teaches a variety of classes in Hindi-Urdu. Phillips comes to Princeton from Emory University where he was program coordinator and a lecturer in Hindi-Urdu language and literature. Before joining the faculty at Emory, Phillips was a lecturer in Hindi-Urdu at North Carolina State. His teaching and research interests include South Asian literary culture, translation studies and Hindi-Urdu language pedagogy. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Nataliya Yanchevskaya


Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies

Yanchevskaya joined the University in 2015 as a Sanskrit lecturer. Prior to this appointment, she was an adjunct lecturer in South Asian Religions at Moravian College and in the East Asian Religions department at Lehigh University. She was also a teaching Fellow at Harvard in the Department of South Asian Studies and a Visiting Instructor in Classics (Sanskrit) at Brown University.