I am a historian of modern South Asia and the Indian Ocean. My research interests are related to citizenship, migration and disease.


Ph.D. History, Syracuse University

M.Phil. History, Syracuse University

M.A. History, Syracuse University

M.P.A., Master of Public Administration, Syracuse University

B.A., International Studies, The Croft Institute for International Studies, University of Mississippi cum laude (East Asia and Social and Cultural Identity)

Diplôme Supérieur d’Études Françaises, Alliance Française de Maurice (Mention ‘Très Honorable’, Deuxième Prix de Dictée et Questions, Classée Sixième à Maurice) [Alliance Française of Mauritius, Grade: Very Respectable, Second Prize of Dictation and Questions, Ranked Sixth in Mauritius]

Higher School Certificate, A Levels, Ranked 1st in Mauritius, English (Subsidiary Subject), Collège de Lorette de Quatre Bornes, Mauritius


Yoshina Hurgobin, “On the Move: Remigration in the Indian Ocean, 1850 to 1906” In Beyond Indenture: Agency and Resistance in the Colonial South Asian Diaspora, ed. Crispin Bates. Cambridge, U.K.; New Delhi, India: Cambridge University Press, 2023

Yoshina Hurgobin, “Indentured Workers, Immobilities, Mobilities and Space.Aapravasi Ghat Magazine, 2019.

Yoshina Hurgobin, “Making of Medical Ideologies: Indentured Labor in Mauritius” In Histories of Medicine and Healing in the Indian Ocean World, Volume Two, The Modern Period, edited by Anna Winterbottom and Facil Tesfaye. New York, NY: Palgrave MacMillan, 2016.

Yoshina Hurgobin and Subho Basu. “‘Oceans without Borders’: Dialectics of Transcolonial Labor Migration from the Indian Ocean World to the Atlantic Ocean World.International Labor and Working-Class History 87 (2015): 7–26.

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