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Name:Prof JEFFREY Robin
Designation:Visiting Research Professor
Department:Asia Research Institute
Organisation:National University of Singapore
Organisation Address:Bukit Timah Campus
Status: Former Staff

Professor Robin Jeffrey has commenced a one-year appointment as a Visiting Research Professor in the Open Category with effect from 3 November 09. He is jointly appointed to ISAS.

Prof Jeffrey is an Emeritus Professor at the Australian National University and La Trobe University. He first lived in India as a school teacher in Chandigarh from 1967 to 1969. He completed a doctorate in Indian history at Sussex University in the UK in 1973, taught for 25 years in the Politics Program at La Trobe University in Melbourne, worked twice at the Australian National University in Canberra and has lived for six years in India between 1967 and 2009. He has written about Kerala, Punjab and Indian media. A third edition of India’s Newspaper Revolution will be published in 2010. He is working on a study of mobile phones in India and completing a book called Slices of India, an idiosyncratic history of India in the second half of the 20th century.

Curriculum Vitae:
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Brief Write-Up on Proposed Work:

While at ARI, Prof Jeffrey will work on two major projects: a history of India in the second half of the 20th century based on six "slice" years--those of the great Kumbh Mela at Allahabad; and a study of the cell phone's impact on India.