South Asia, Southeast Asia, Burma, British Empire, Migration History in the Indian Ocean region and the Indian diaspora, and Gender and Sexuality
Areas of Expertise
Teaching and Research Interests:
I teach a range of survey and seminar courses on both South and Southeast Asia and histories of migration in these parts of the world.
I am a historian trained in both South and Southeast Asian History. My Ph.D. dissertation is titled: “Constructing the Indian Immigrant to Colonial Burma 1885-1948.” Beyond India and Burma, my research interests relate to networks of circulation: people, commodities and ideas in the Indian Ocean region both in the early modern and the modern period.
Before arriving at Union College, I was a Post-Doctoral Associate and Lecturer, Inter-Asia Program, Yale University (2013-14).
“Illegal Border Crossers and Unruly Citizens: Burma-Pakistan-Indian Borderlands from the Nineteenth to the Mid-Twentieth Century,” Modern Asian Studies (forthcoming, 2018).
“‘I Do Not Envy You’: Mixed Marriages and Immigration Debates in the 1920s and 1930s Rangoon, Burma,” Indian Economic and Social History Review 51:4 (Dec 2014).