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Animals and Empire: Perspectives from Colonial India

Sep 24 2019 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Arts & Sciences 2-75

Prior to JGU, Samiparna was an Associate Professor of History at Georgia College in Milledgeville, USA.  As part of her research, Samiparna focuses on 19th and 20th century South Asia, predominantly in areas of history of science and medicine, colonialism and human-animal relations. Samiparna received her Bachelor’s degree from Presidency College, Kolkata and a Master’s degree in History from the University of Calcutta. She received her Ph.D. from Florida State University (FSU) in 2012, and an MA in History of Science and Medicine from FSU in 2008. Her proposed monograph, “Meat, Mercy, Morality: Animals and Humanitarianism in Colonial India, 1850-1920” is under contract with Oxford University Press, India and uses the lens of human-animal relationships to understand the nature of British imperialism in India.  As part of her second project, she is currently looking at the interface between law, medical history and forensic science in colonial India.    

Aran MacKinnon
Chair, History and Geography Dept.
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