I am a doctoral candidate in the Department of History at New York University. My research and teaching interests focus on modern South Asia, environmental history, energy history, STS, social history, the history of development, political economy and global history. My graduate training has particularly emphasized the study of fossil fuels, land use, comparative economic thought, politics in South Asia, Bangla language and culture, and histories of imperialism and capitalism from the eighteenth century to the present.
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 dissertation 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 NYU Department of History, the Provost's Global Research Initiative, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and New York University's MacCracken Fellowship.