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Mukherjee, Mithi Associate Professor


Research Areas research areas



  • 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


selected publications


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
    Develops the research techniques and habits of mind required to succeed in the History major, honing students' critical, analytical, and synthetic skills while introducing them to History as a discipline and a way of understanding the world. Students practice the kinds of writing required in upper-division History classes. Topics will vary. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.
  • HIST 4548 - Women in Modern India
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
    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
    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 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.


International Activities

global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)

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