Assistant Professor of History

Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles

[Phone]: (518) 388-6337

[Fax] (518) 388-6422


Teaching and Research Interests:


I am a historian trained in both South and Southeast Asian History. My Ph.D. dissertation is titled: “Constructing the Indian Immigrant to Colonial Burma 1885-1948.” Beyond India and Burma, my research interests relate to networks of circulation: people, commodities and ideas in the Indian Ocean region both in the early modern and the modern period. At Union, I will be teaching a range of survey and seminar courses on both South and Southeast Asia and histories of migration in these parts of the world.

 Select Publications:

 “Illegal Border Crossers and Unruly Citizens: Burma-Pakistan-Indian Borderlands from the Nineteenth to the Mid-Twentieth Century,” Modern Asian Studies (forthcoming, 2018).

“‘I Do Not Envy You’: Mixed Marriages and Immigration Debates in the 1920s and 1930s Rangoon, Burma,” Indian Economic and Social History Review 51:4 (Dec 2014).