I am a historian of South Asia concentrating on 20th-century India. My research and teaching interests include colonialism, nationalism, territorial partitions and mass violence, and urban history. I received my PhD from the Department of History at Princeton University in 2014 and I was subsequently a postdoctoral fellow at the Hebrew University with the European Research Council (ERC) project ‘JudgingHistories’ about the global history of the Second World War. Since 2016 I have been a faculty member in the Department of Asian Studies and the Department of History. I am currently preparing a book manuscript based on my dissertation, about the history of Delhi during the transition from colonial rule to independence. It explores the city’s transformation under the pressures of the Second World War and the partition of India. A second research project concerns the history and memory of WWII in India.