Assistant Professor

Contact Info

Roop Hall G11
Office phone: 540-568-1740

Assistant Professor of History


Ph.D., University of California, Davis, 2016

 Fields and specialties

 Modern India, Mughal Empire, environmental history

 Teaching areas

 South Asian environmental history, world environmental history, crime and criminality, and world history (early-modern & modern)

 Research interests

 British India, subaltern studies, environmental history, and India's princely states (especially Baroda)


 “The Path to Criminality: Building Roads and the Fall of the Banjaras in Colonial India,” presented at Re-centring the ‘Pariah’: Caste, Tribe and Criminality in South Asia, University of Leeds, United Kingdom, June 2017

 “Child Trafficking by the Banjaras in the 19th Century,” presented at the 43rd Annual Conference on South Asia, Madison, Wisconsin, October 2014

 “Fellow Shikaris: Banjara and British Hunters in Colonial India,” presented at the Subaltern Popular Workshop—Popular Futures: Affect, Action, Archive, University of California, Santa Barbara, February 2014

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