I am a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Regensburg. Broadly speaking, I work on transnational and local perspectives of various scientific disciplines during the long nineteenth-century. My research specialties and teaching interests include, but are not limited to, British Imperialism in the long nineteenth century, science and colonialism, South Asian studies, the relationship of science and Islam, and the history of evolutionary biology.
My dissertation and initial book project focus on the Muslim polymath Sir Sayyid Ahmad Khan (1817-1898). Through an interdisciplinary approach, I investigate the development and implementation of Sayyid Ahmad’s scientific popularization efforts and how he dealt with science’s role in its historical context. My new project is titled “Scientism and Empire.” I will examine how disciplines such as astronomy, geology, and evolutionary biology operated within the confines of Empire in the long 19th c.
This website is meant as a resource for other scholars. I share my own academic experiences and try and pool together resources for those interested in colonialism and science.
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