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First Name
Last Name
Georgetown University
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Southern Africa, Zimbabwe, South Asian diaspora, race and ethnicity, colonial studies, African literature
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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
19th century, 20th century
Expertise by Topic
Colonialism, Diplomacy, Law, Literary History, Local & Regional, Migration & Immigration, Race, Urban History