Our People

Executive Committee

For many years Sephis’ coordination has been shared between scholars based in the North and in the South, fostering equal gender and racial representation. Our present team has scholars based in South America, Europe and the Middle East, allowing us to foster global initiatives without overlooking the complexity of regional experiences.

Cláudio Pinheiro
Marina De Regt
Alain Kaly
Eloísa Martín
Vinicius Kauê Ferreira
Jacqueline Rutte

Former Board Members

Mamadou Diouf

Columbia University, Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies, USA

Silvia Rivera Cusicanqui

Universidad de San Andres, La Paz, Bolivia

Jan Breman

University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam School for Social Sciences, Centre for Asian Studies, The Netherlands

Lilia Schwarcz

Universidade de São Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Verene Shepherd

University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica

Peter Geschiere

Leiden University, Institute of Cultrual and Social Studies, The Netherlands

Gyanendra Pandey

University of Delhi, India and Johns Hopkins University, USA

Willem van Schendel

University of Amsterdam, Department of Modern Asian History, The Netherlands

Jomo Kwame Sundaram

University of Malaysia, Faculty of Economics and Administration, Malaysia

Heather Sutherland

Free University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Maria Serena I. Diokno

University of the Philippines, Quezon City, The Philippines

Sabyasachi Bhattacharya

Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India

Shamil Jeppie

University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

Hanan Sabea

The American University in Cairo, Cairo, Egypt

Erwiza Erman

Indonesian Institute of Sciences, Jakarta, Indonesia

Asef Bayat

Leiden University , International Institute for the Study of Islam in the Modern World (ISIM), The Netherlands

Michiel Baud

University of Amsterdam, Centre for Latin American Research and Documentation (CEDLA), The Netherlands

Takyiwaa Manuh

University of Ghana, Ghana

Carlos Degregori

Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, Peru

Matthias Pandian

Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi, India

Abdul Sheriff

University of Dar Es Salaam, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

Hilary McD. Beckles

University of the West Indies, Department of History, Barbados

Dora Schwarzstein

Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina