Free Mon, Mar 28 // 8:30PM @ BO'S

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From bombay to Baltimore And Back Again: Spatial Inequality and Urban Revolutions

Professor Rao will discuss the unexpected connections between the urban histories of America and India. She'll focus on the factors that shaped urban space in both countries—spatial segregation, social housing, gender politics, and even influences from blues and jazz culture—and how these forces helped structure possibilities for resistance.


Anupama Rao | BIO

Associate Professor of History, Barnard College

Anupama Rao, Professor of History at Barnard College, specializes in the history of anti-colonialism, caste and race, and non-Western histories of gender and sexuality. She is the author of The Caste Question: Dalits and the Politics of Modern India, and is currently working on a book on caste and equality that focuses on B. R. Ambedkar (who studied at Columbia University 1913-1916); as well as a project on colonial and postcolonial Bombay. She received her BA from the University of Chicago, and her Ph.D. from the interdepartmental program in anthropology and history at the University of Michigan. Rao has served as president of the Society for the Advancement of the History of South Asia. Her work has been supported by grants from the ACLS; the American Institute for Indian Studies; the Mellon Foundation; the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the SSRC. She has held residential fellowships at the National Humanities Center, the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (Stanford), and REWOK (Humboldt University, Berlin).