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University of Oklahoma-Norman
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disability history, disability studies, history of medicine, medical anthropology, India, colonial history, Empire
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About Me

Im a disability historian and anthropology of chronic illness, who has lived with epilepsy since I was 11 years old. It has impelled my research and makes me perhaps more uniquely invested in my work.

Recent Publications

Of Ear Trumpets, Audiphones, and the Language of the Fingers (Kar Pallavi Bhasha): Technologies for the Deaf in British India  in Making Disability Modern: Design Histories, eds. Bess Williamson and Elizabeth Guffney, Bloomsbury, Forthcoming 2019

‘Like Bananas with Brown Spots’: Epilepsy, Embodiment, Vulnerability and Resilience in South India’, Canadian Journal of Disability Studies, (Accepted and Forthcoming), 2018


Vaccinating against ‘Vasoori’: Eradicating Smallpox in the ‘Model’ Princely State of Travancore, 1801-1945, Indian Economic and Social History Review, (Accepted, in Print), 2018

‘They Shall See His Face’: Blindness in British India, 1850-1950’, Medical History, (April), 2017

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
India, United Kingdom
Expertise by Chronology
4, 5, 7, 8, 9
Expertise by Topic
Colonialism, Medicine, Race, Science, Women