Assistant Professor, History
416C Lehman, Barnard College
New York, NY 10027-6598
Assistant Professor/Postdoctoral Fellow, Global Histories, Draper Program in Humanities and Social Thought, New York University, 1998-2001.
University of Michigan, Ph.D. August 1999, Interdepartmental Program in Anthropology and History
Awards and Fellowships
*NEH Fellowship [calendar year 2004]
*Charter Fellowship in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Oxford University.
*NEH Summer Stipend, June 1-July 31, 2001.
*Postdoctoral Fellow, Sawyer Seminar “The Production of the Past: History in the Making,” Columbia University, September 1999-May 2000
*Fellow, International Institute, University of Michigan, Advanced Study Seminar on “Violence and Ethics.”
*Rackham Predoctoral Dissertation Grant, University of Michigan, 1997-1998
*Rackham Dissertation/Thesis Grant and Hewlett International Dissertation Grant, University of Michigan, 1996
*American Institute of Indian Studies Junior Research Fellowship, January 1996- December 1996
*Social Science Research Council/ACLS International Dissertation Award
*Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in the Humanities (1992-1997)
The Caste Question: Struggles for Civil Rights and Recognition by Untouchables in India, 1927-1991 (University of California Press, forthcoming 2008)
“The Gender of Caste and Sexual Economies of Violence,” Feminist Studies (under review).
“Affect, Memory, and Materiality: An Essay on Archival Mediation,” (a review essay) Comparative Studies in Society and History (forthcoming Spring 2008)
“Death of a Kotwal: Injury and the Politics of Recognition,” Subaltern Studies XIII. New Delhi: Permanent Black, 2005.
“Problems of Violence, States of Terror: Torture in Colonial India,” special issue “Discipline and the Other Body,” Interventions: Journal of Postcolonial Studies, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2001: 186-205. [reprinted in Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. XXXVI, No. 43, October 27, 2001: 4125-4133; reprinted in Postcolonial Passages. ed.Saurabh Dube. Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2003.]
"Understanding Sirasgaon: Notes Towards Conceptualizing the Role of Law, Caste, and Gender in a Case of 'Atrocity' , " Thamyris, Amsterdam, Volume 4, Number 1, Spring 1997: 103-136.[guest edited by Prof. Rajeswari Sunder Rajan] reprinted in Signposts: Gender Issues in Post-Independence India. New Delhi: Kali for Women, 1998.
Crime Through Time (co-edited with Saurabh Dube), a reader for Oxford University Press, India (forthcoming 2008).
Discipline and the Other Body: Correction, Corporeality, Colonialism. (co-edited with Steven Pierce), Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 2006
Gender and Caste: Contemporary Issues in Indian Feminism, for a series on Indian feminism, guest editor Rajeswari Sunder Rajan, New Delhi: Kali for Women, 2003 (hardback). Paperback published Spring 2005 in India; co-published internationally by Zed Books, Summer 2005.
Violence, Vulnerability, and Embodiment: A Gender and History Reader. London: Blackwells, Summer 2005.
Journal Special Issues
Co-editor with Shani D’Cruze, “Violence, Vulnerability, and Embodiment,” a special issue of Gender and History, Volume 16, Number 3, November 2004.
Co-editor with Steven Pierce, “Discipline and the Other Body,” Interventions: Journal of Postcolonial Studies, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2001.
Essays in Edited Volumes and Special Issues
“Who is the Dalit? The Emergence of a New Political Subject,” in a festschrift in honor of Eleanor Zelliot, Oxford University Press (forthcoming winter 2007).
“Ambedkar and the Politics of Minority: A Reading,” in From the Colonial to the Postcolonial: India and Pakistan in Transition, eds. Dipesh Chakrabarty, Rochona Mazumdar and Andrew Sartori, Oxford University Press, 2007.
“Dalit Selfhood and Problem of Representation,” Seminar special issue on “Dalit Perspectives,” February 2006.
“Sexuality, and the Family-Form,” in a symposium on Marriage, Sexuality, and Community, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. XL, No. 8, February 19, 2005: 715-718.
“Testifying to Violence: Gujarat as a State of Exception?” in Elizabeth Castelli and Janet Jakobsen eds. Interventions: Activists and Academics Respond to Violence. (New York: Palgrave and MacMillan, 2004.