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University of South Florida
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British Empire, South Asia, Global History, Decolonization, Labour, Anti-Colonialism, Internationalism, Women's History, Intellectual History
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I am a historian of global and imperial history with a focus on the British Empire and Modern South Asia. In my past and present research, I seek to push the geographic, temporal and thematic boundaries of the historical study of the end of empire and its aftermath. I am particularly interested in histories of decolonization, labour and internationalism.

I am Assistant Professor in the History of the Modern British Empire at the University of South Florida, Tampa. I received my PhD in History at Yale University in 2022.

My current book project, tentatively titled, Nations Ascendant: The Global Campaign Against Empire and the Making of Our World seeks to fulfill this lacuna by tracing the origins of global decolonization and the rise of universal self-determination in the twentieth century. This book traces the origins and politics of this international community of colonial activists, thinkers and campaigners in the aftermath of the First World War and shows how they came to share ideas about universal decolonization and the end of empires.

Details about my research and forthcoming and published articles can be found here.



Recent Publications

All Empires Must Fall: International Proletarian Revolution and the Anti-Colonial Cause in British India”, The Anticolonial Transnational, Erez Manela & Heather Streets-Salter, eds. Cambridge University Press, Forthcoming

“Rebel City: Transnational Circuits of Resistance and Subversive Encounters in Revolutionary Mexico City” A Global History of Revolutions, (ed.) Eugenia Palieraki Editions La Découverte, Forthcoming

“New Directions in Global Histories of Resistance”, Itinerario, Forthcoming

“Introduction: Global History and Decolonization: a Moment of Possibility, a Call for Integration”, with Charlotte Kiechel, Zaib un Nisa Aziz and Charlotte Kiechel (eds.), Special Issue, Humanity, Forthcoming April 2023

“Songs of Sisterhood: Feminist Political Practice between Empire and Internationalism 1910–20” Gender & History, July 2021, pp. 1–17.

“Passages from India: Indian Anti Colonial Activism in Exile 1905-1920”, Historical Research, 90: 404–421, January 2017.

Book Review, Insurgent Empire: Anticolonial Resistance and British Dissent, By Priyamvada Gopal, London: Verso, 2020, Journal of Contemporary History, April 2021

Book Review, Policing Transnational Protest: Liberal Imperialism and the Surveillance of Anticolonialists in Europe, 1905-1945. By Daniel Brückenhaus. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017, Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History, December 2018 10.1353/cch.2018.0034


Editor, Roundtable Panel—Ussama Makdisi’s Age of Coexistence: The Ecumenical Frame and the Making of the Modern Arab World, (University of California Press, 2019), Toynbee Prize Foundation Blog February 2022

Editor, Roundtable Panel Discussion: Priya Satia, Time’s Monster: How History Makes History (Harvard University Press, 2020), Toynbee Prize Foundation Blog June 2021 

Review, Imaobong D. Umoren, Race Women Internationalists: Activist-Intellectuals and Global Freedom Struggles (University of California Press, 2018), Toynbee Foundation Blog, October 2021

Interviewer, XQs XXVII – A Conversation with Ali Raza, Chapati Mystery Blog May 2021 

Editor, Roundtable Panel Discussion: Eric Weitz’s A World Divided: The Global Struggle for Human Rights in the Age of Nation- States (Princeton University Press, 2019), Toynbee Prize Foundation Blog, November 2020.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
British Empire, South Asia
Expertise by Geography
Caribbean, India, United Kingdom, Western Europe
Expertise by Chronology
19th century, Modern, 20th century
Expertise by Topic
Capitalism, Colonialism, Gender, Human Rights, Labor, Politics, Rebellion & Revolution, World War I, World War II