Damanpreet Pelia

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Graduate Student

Damanpreet is a PhD candidate in American Studies. He studies religion, capitalism, and empire in the nineteenth century. His dissertation is a study of American Presbyterian missionaries in colonial India from 1834 until the turn of the twentieth century. His work has been supported by the Houghton Library Visiting Fellowship, Harvard’s Asia Center, and Yale’s Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration, South Asian Studies Council, MacMillan Center, and the John Enders Fellowship. He holds a BA in History from Tufts University and a MTS from Harvard Divinity School. 

South Asian American history, transnational history, race, religion, secularism, empire, critical theory