History and historical geography of premodern and early modern India.
Her main area of inquiry is social history with particular interests in the history of family and kinship and the meaning of place in Indian society and culture. Other areas of interest include theories of historical narrative, the social history of religion and imperialism. Background includes studies in Sanskrit, Marathi, premodern history, Hinduism and Buddhism. In recent years her work has been on the 17th to19th centuries, with concentration on Maharashtra and peninsular India. Currently she is engaged in a major project tracing the meaning of place in Indian society and culture from the earliest period to 1900.


M.A. (British Columbia) – Premodern South Asian History and Buddhism
Ph.D. (Toronto) – Social and economic history of early modern India
Commonwealth Scholar to India
Shastri Indo Canadian Institute postdoctoral and faculty fellow

Winter 2017

ASIA100 Introduction to Traditional Asia Sections

A survey of the histories and cultures of Asia before 1600 and the coming of the Europeans. Emphasis will be given to parallel themes in the development of the civilizations of South, Southeast and East Asia.