PhD in Early Modern History (2021) from the University of Heidelberg , Germany. Doctoral Dissertation title: ‘La Religion du Tribunal: The Colonial Legal Regime in Eighteenth-Century French India.’
M.A. in European Humanities (Oct 2007–June 2008) from University of St Andrews, United Kingdom and University of Perpignan, France. Master’s dissertation title: ‘Perception of India in Twentieth-Century French-Language Travel Writing based on the Works of Henri Michaux, Nicolas Bouvier and Muriel Cerf.’
M.A. in French (Aug 2005–April 2007) from Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages, Hyderabad, India. Master’s dissertation title: ‘Literary Translation: between creativity and technicality.’
B.A. in Political Science, English, French and Hindi (Dec 2001–Oct 2004) from Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education, Puducherry, India.
Since April 2021, Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin am Lehrstuhl für Neuere Geschichte (Frühe Neuzeit) (Prof. Dr. Damien Tricoire), History Faculty, University of Trier, Germany.
Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin am Lehrstuhl für Frühe Neuzeit (Prof. Dr. Antje Flüchter), History Faculty, University of Bielefeld, Germany. (Oct. 2020–March 2021)
Research Associate at Project B1 “Order in diversity: Practices of comparing in intercultural jurisdiction (17th–19th century)” of the Sonderforschungsbereich 1288 “Practices of Comparison. Ordering and Changing the World. (17th –19th centuries). University of Bielefeld, Germany. (Aug 2017–March 2018)
Member of the research group ‘Cultural Transfer as a Factor of State-Building’ conceived and coordinated by Prof. Dr. Antje Flüchter, Cluster of Excellence ‘Asia and Europe in a Global Context’, Heidelberg University, Germany. (July 2009–June 2012)
Employed as an Assistant Project Manager at the Lycée Français de Pondichéry to establish a New Section of Excellence in Science, Pondicherry (Aug 2008–May 2009). This project was designed to help integrate English-speaking students without prior knowledge of French at the Lycée, at a pre-secondary level.
Employed as a networker and coordinator for fundraising in the Department of City Planning, Auroville. (Aug 2008–May 2009)
Fellowships and Awards
Doctoral Fellowship at the Leibniz Institute of European History, Mainz, Germany. (2012-2013)
Doctoral Fellowship at the Cluster of Excellence, Aisa and Europe in a Global Context, Heidelberg University, Heidelberg, Germany. (2009-2012)
Erasmus Mundus scholarship for an M.A. in “Crossways in European Humanities”. (2007-2008)
Selected Conference Papers and Lectures
“Notes on the Administration of Justice to the Indians by the French (ca. 1765-1827)”, Max Planck Institute for European Legal History, Frankfurt, June 2016.
“The Administration of Justice in French India (ca. 1665-1778)” presented at the interdisciplinary workshop ‘South Asian Legal History, Beyond Boundaries’, NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad, December 2016.
“Arbitration and the Formation of the Colonial Legal Regime in French India. (Ca. 1770 – 1778)” presented at the workshop “Recht, Ordnung, Diversität: Konzepte und Fallsstudien”, University of Bielefeld, Bielefeld, September 2017.
“La religion du tribunal: The French Colonial Legal Regime in Eighteenth-Century India”, Forschungskolloquium, Seminar für Neuere Geschichte, Tübingen University, Tübingen, October 2017.
“The French Colonial State and Justice in Eighteenth-Century India”, Forschungskolloquium, Seminar für Geschichte der Frühen Neuzeit, Martin-Luther-University Halle, January 2020.