I am a historian of Modern South Asia based at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), Barcelona, where I am a postdoctoral researcher. A specialist in the history of India in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, my research explores several often interrelated topics: the princely states, the political and cultural exchanges between the Indian subcontinent and Europe, gender and masculinity, and visual culture.
I hold a PhD in History from the University of Cambridge, with a dissertation on the global links of the Indian princely state of Baroda in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
After my PhD, I was a postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS), Delhi (with an ICAS:MP fellowship, awarded by the M. S. Merian – R. Tagore International Centre of Advanced Studies) and at UPF (with a Juan de la Cierva Fellowship by the Government of Spain). I have also held a visiting fellowship at the Department of History at Brown University, awarded by the Consortium for Advanced Studies Abroad (CASA).
At UPF, I am a member of the Department of Humanities and of the Jaume Vicens i Vives Institute of History (IUHJVV). I also serve as co-convener of the Seminar of the Research Group on Empires, Metropoles and Extra-European Societies (GRIMSE). My teaching includes undergraduate courses on modern global history, as well as graduate courses on the history of Asian diasporas and the role of race and gender in colonial wars.