PhD'18 (international and South Asian history) University of Chicago



Research Interests

Modern South Asia; the British Empire; environmental history; borderlands; Ladakh and the Western Himalaya; Tibet; frontiers, borders, and boundaries; colonialism and postcolonialism; watersheds and water; technology; legal history; the colonial origins of international law


Border Making, Geography, and the Limits of Empire in the Northwestern Himalaya, 1846–1962


—Awarded a Wayne C. Booth Graduate Student Prize for Excellence in Teaching Prize
—Historians Garner Teaching Prizes
—Coorgnizes a two-day conference on South Asian Borderlands
—Dissertation Awards for 35 students in 2016–17
—Discusses the election of Narendra Modi for The Atlantic