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Ohio State University
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reproductive justice, contraception, abortion, gender and sexuality, India, South Asia, colonialism, population control
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About Me

I am a historian of modern South Asia with a focus on gender, sexuality, women, reproductive politics, and colonialism.  I am a scholar and activist committed to reproductive justice, and my teaching and research examine the history of abortion, contraception, reproductive health, and population control in India, in the US, and in transnational contexts.  At the Ohio State University, I hold faculty appointments in History and in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.  My most recent publication is Reproductive Politics and the Making of Modern India (2021).

Recent Publications

Book: Reproductive Politics and the Making of Modern India (University of Washington Press, forthcoming June 2021).

Article: “Feminism, Family Planning, and National Planning,” in South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies, 44, no. 2 (April 2021).

Editorial work: Co-editor, with Anjali Bhardwaj-Datta and Uditi Sen, of A Country of Her Making: Women’s Negotiations of Society and Politics in Postcolonial India, a special issue of South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies 44, no. 2 (April 2021).

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
Asia, India, United States
Expertise by Chronology
Modern, 20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Colonialism, Environment, Family, Gender, Politics, Race, Sexuality, Women