I am currently a Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellow in the Department of History at New York University. My research and teaching focus on modern South Asia, science and technology studies, global environmental history, the history of development, comparative indigenous studies, critical legal studies, and social theory. My graduate training has particularly emphasized the study of fossil fuel infrastructures and value chains, democracy and popular politics in South Asia, Bangla language and culture, and the material cultures of empire and decolonization.
Prior to joining New York University, I worked with a land tenure reform project in the eastern Indian state of Odisha in partnership with the governments of India and the United Kingdom. Portions of this research have been published as a chapter in, Staking Claims: The Politics of Social Movements in Contemporary Rural India (New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2016).
More recent writing on the political ecology of energy in contemporary India can be found here.
My research has been supported by the Fulbright-Hays' DDRA Fellowship, the Social Science Research Council's International Dissertation Research Fellowship, the American Institute for Indian Studies' Junior Dissertation Research Fellowship, the Center for South Asia at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the American Historical Association, the NYU Department of History, the Provost's Global Research Initiative, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and New York University's MacCracken Fellowship.