I am a historian of Modern South Asia, with a broad interest in the social and cultural history of colonial India in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. I am particularly interested in gender, the body and its practices, and visual culture.
In 2016 I was awarded a PhD in History from the University of Cambridge, with a dissertation on the global connections of the Indian princely state of Baroda (“Baroda, the British empire and the world, c. 1875–1939”). After my PhD, I held a postdoctoral fellowship at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS), New Delhi, as a member of the M. S. Merian–R. Tagore International Centre of Advanced Studies: Metamorphoses of the Political (ICAS:MP). In 2017, I obtained a Juan de la Cierva Fellowship from the Government of Spain.
As a Juan de la Cierva Fellow, I am a member of the Department of Humanities at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona. Besides doing research, I teach modern global history at the undergraduate and graduate levels and I co-convene the seminar of the Research Group on Empires, Metropolises and Extra-European Societies (GRIMSE).
Last updated: 1 December 2018.