Participant Info

First Name
Last Name
Georgetown University
Website URL
Southern Africa, Zimbabwe, South Asian diaspora, race and ethnicity, colonial studies, African literature
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Personal Info

About Me

I am a 5th-year PhD candidate in the history department at Georgetown University. I am currently serving as assistant to the Director of Doctoral Studies in the department, as well as an American Historical Association Career Diversity fellow. Last year, I received a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad fellowship to complete research in Zimbabwe and the United Kingdom. I have a B.A. and M.A. in history from the University of Pennsylvania, and an M.S. in journalism from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. I have written for several media outlets, including The Washington Post, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and Philadelphia Weekly. I have worked as a journalist, photographer, editor, and high school teacher. Originally of Indian origin and from Zimbabwe, my dissertation explores the history of the Indian minority in Rhodesia/Zimbabwe through the lens of colonialism and racial segregation.

Recent Publications

Forthcoming 2019: “Played out on the Edges of the Cricket Boundary: The History of an Indian Cricket Team in Rhodesia/Zimbabwe, 1934-1995,” Journal of Southern African Studies 45.3.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
Africa, India
Expertise by Chronology
5, 8
Expertise by Topic
Colonialism, Diplomacy, Law, Literary History, Local & Regional, Migration & Immigration, Race, Urban History