Dr Amit Kumar Mishra, Assistant Professor, UGC Centre for Study of Indian Diaspora, School of Social Sciences at the University of Hyderabad (UoH) has been invited to the Harvard University, Cambridge (MA) for a fellowship at the Weatherhead Initiative on Global History (WIGH). He will be spending the academic year 2014-15 at Harvard. He was also invited to be part of the inaugural conference of the Initiative last year.
During the fellowship at WIGH, Dr. Mishra will be participating in a seminar series on Global History and continue his research and writing towards publications on indentured labour regime in British plantation colonies and Indian diaspora.
Dr. Mishra joined the Centre for the Study of Indian Diaspora as Lecturer in January 2008. Before joining CSID, he was working as post-doctoral fellow at the South Asian Studies Programme, National University of Singapore since August 2006. He has received fellowships and research grants from the Indian Council for Historical Research, Charles Wallace Trust (UK), Aapravasi Ghat Trust FUND (Mauritius) etc. for his research on Indian Diaspora. He was also one of the recipients of the Chancellor’s Awards in 2013.
Dr. Mishra’s research interests include South Asian Diaspora, transnationalism, identity, multiculturalism, and in the back of all this, imperialism and the anti-imperial movements in Asia and Africa.