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    I am a historian of the British imperial world, focusing on the experiences of colonised peoples in South Asia and Australia.


    PhD (History), University of Sydney (2012)
    Intermediate Spanish Certificate, Rural University of Guatemala (2007)
    BA (History), First-class Honours, University of Sydney (2006)

    Other Publications


    Australianama: The South Asian Odyssey in Australia. London: Hurst & Co. New York: Oxford University Press, Forthcoming June 2018.

    Camels, Ships and Trains: Translation Across the `Indian Archipelago,’ 1860-1930. PhD diss., Department of History, University of Sydney, 2012.
    Examiners’ Reports by Dipesh Chakrabarty (University of Chicago) Isabel Hofmeyr (University of Witswatersrand) & Ann McGrath (Australian National University).

    Prescribing Intimacy: Medical Pedagogy in the Australian Colonies, 1857-1890. Honours diss., University of Sydney, 2005.

    Book Chapters
    Muslims in Australia: Beyond Narratives of Pioneers and Aliens, Challenging Australian History: Essays in Honour of Professor Emerita Marilyn Lake, Eds. Joy Damousi & Judith Smart, 2018 (submitted).

    Marlene Ross-The Patriot.” Lines of Wisdom, ed. Martin Hughes, Melbourne: Affirm Press, 2008, 136-149.

    Documentary Films
    Researcher & Writer, Freedom Rides: 40 Years On. 50 mins, DVD. Sydney: Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation, 2012. After the Redfern race-riot of 2004, students from inner-city Sydney retrace the 1965 Freedom Ride through rural Australia, exploring how race-relations have changed over the last four decades. First screened on ABC-TV and shortlisted for ‘Film of the Year’ Award in 2012 Deadly National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Music, Sport, Entertainment and Community Awards.

    Presenter & Writer, Embedded with Nationalists. 50 mins, DVD. Sydney: SBS-TV, 2009. This documentary examines Australian nationalism through interviews with white supremacists, Australian expatriate Germaine Greer, Aboriginal activist Murrandoo Yanner and young `pilgrims’ enroute to Gallipoli to commemorate WWI.

    Producer & Director, Under the Table. 6 mins, DVD. Directed by Samia Khatun. Bengali with English subtitles. Sydney: SBS-TV, 2003.

    Producer & Director, Kacho. 6 mins, DVD. Directed by Samia Khatun. Bengali with English subtitles. Sydney: ABC-TV, 2002.

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      Upcoming Talks and Conferences

      Invited Speaker to Movement, Migration, and Borders, The Annual Pakistan Conference, The University of Michigan, April 6, 2018.

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