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Mukherjee, Mithi Associate Professor

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Research

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  • Modern Indian History, Asian History, Law and Empire, Colonialism and Nationalism, History of International Law, Human Rights, Political Trials, Indian Constitutional History, Gandhian thought, Postcolonial theory

Publications

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Teaching

courses taught

  • HIST 1528 - Introduction to South Asian History since 1757
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Introduces the history of modern South Asia from 1757 to the present. Examines themes such as the nature of British colonial state formation in South Asia, social transformation under British rule, modes of anticolonial resistance movements, particularly Mahatma Gandhi's nonviolent civil disobedience movement, Muslim nationalism and the formation of Pakistan, and current political conflicts involving India, Pakistan and Afghanistan.
  • HIST 3020 - Historical Thinking & Writing
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Fall 2020
    The second cornerstone course for history majors centers on the essential skills all historians use. Students will advance their reading, sourcing, and research techniques, hone critical, analytical, and synthetic skills, navigate scholarly discourse, and practice historical writing. As this simultaneously satisfies the College's upper-division writing requirement, all sections involve substantial, regular, and varied writing assignments as well as instruction in methods and the revision process. All topical variations of this course are limited to a maximum of 18 students in order to focus on supporting students as they learn to write - and think - like an historian. Topics will vary by section. Recommended for sophomores or juniors, HIST 3020 may be taken concurrently with, but not prior to, HIST 1800. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.
  • HIST 3800 - Seminar in Global History
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2021
    Organized around themes that change year to year, this seminar allows students to explore and research processes, phenomena, and events of global significance in historical context. Stress will be upon subjects that span multiple world areas. Possible topics include: the international arms trade; slavery; health and disease; youth culture; women's rights; genocide. See department for current theme. Recommended restriction: History GPA of 2.0 or higher. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.
  • HIST 4538 - History of Modern India
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020
    Examines the history of India from the British conquest of India in the late 18th century to independence in 1947. Emphasizes the impact of British rule on the political, economic and social development of modern India. Recommended prerequisite: 6 hours of any history coursework. Same as HIST 5538.
  • HIST 4548 - Women in Modern India
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020 / Spring 2021
    Examines the history of women and gender in India from the late 18th century to the present. Explores topics such as the changing legal status of women in the colonial and postcolonial period, marriage, domesticity and patriarchy, and women's education and participation in anti-colonial and postcolonial politics, women, work and the environment, violence against women, and women and globalization. Recommended prerequisite: HIST 1528. Same as HIST 5548.
  • HIST 4820 - Human Rights: Historical Perspectives
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Spring 2020 / Spring 2021
    Examines the history of modern ideas of human rights.Focuses on themes such as the universalism/cultural relativism debate, colonialism, nationalism, refugees and stateless peoples, the United Nations and humanitarianism, ethnic genocide in Rwanda, and human rights abuses by the Taliban regime in Afghanistan.
  • HIST 5129 - Colloquium in Modern Asian History
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Introduces major topics and themes in Asian history. Analyzes readings relating to topics such as imperialism, cultural agency, gender, race, nationalism, decolonization, and revolution. May be repeated up to 6 total credits hours provided the topics vary.
  • HIST 5548 - Women in Modern India
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020 / Spring 2021
    Examines the history of women and gender in India from the late 18th century to the present. Explores topics such as the changing legal status of women in the colonial and postcolonial period, marriage, domesticity and patriarchy, and women's education and participation in anti-colonial and postcolonial politics, women, work and the environment, violence against women, and women and globalization. Same as HIST 4548.
  • HIST 6800 - Readings in Global History
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Explores various topics, regions, and methods in history and historical writing by utilizing a global/thematic approach. Geared toward graduate students in History, but students from other disciplines with graduate standing may enroll with instructor consent. Topic and content of course will vary depending on instructor. May be repeated up 12 total credit hours.
  • HIST 6950 - Master's Thesis
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2021
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