BA (cum laude), Asian and Middle Eastern Cultures, Barnard College (New York, NY), 2010
MA, Social Anthropology of Development, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, 2011
PhD, Historical and Cultural Geography, University of St Andrews, 2015
My research has focused on the historical geographies of the partition of India and Pakistan in 1947. Sitting at the intersection of historical and anthropological work on partition and geographical work on the history of empire and colonialism, my research examines the attendant roles of geography and geographers in processes of decolonisation in the 20th century. My work encompasses the study of borders and boundaries; empire and colonialism; the history of cartography; and nationalism and anticolonialism.
My current work examines the geographies of decolonisation with a particular focus on the ideologies and technologies associated with territorial partitions.
I teach on courses at all levels of the Geography undergraduate degree programme, including:
GG1511 Global Worlds, Local Challenges
GG2508 Skills and Techniques in Geosciences
GG2510 Mapping and Monitoring the Environment
GG4537, MR4511 Geographical Issues
I also supervise undergraduate dissertations.
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I host the State of the Theory Podcast with my colleague, Dr. Anindya Raychaudhuri. State of the Theory is a weekly podcast that analyses current events, popular culture and politics through the lens of critical theory.