Nabaparna Ghosh

Assistant Professor

Academic Division: History & Society
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Nabaparna Ghosh is an assistant professor of global studies. Her teaching and research interests include modern South Asia (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh), empire and colonialism, comparative cities, urban history, postcolonial politics, and economic growth with a focus on environment and sustainability in the global south. She is currently working on a book manuscript, tentatively titled "Being Urban: Space, Community, and Everyday Life in Colonial Calcutta (1860-1930)." The book goes beyond town plans and maps to explore how kinship ties have configured urban space in South Asia, crafting areas of self-government within colonial town plans.

Academic Degrees

  • Ph D, Princeton University
  • MA, Presidency College

Academic Interests

Global History, South Asia, Urban History, Gender in the Global South

Awards & Honors

  • 2017 - Fellowship for the Summer Institute on Space, Place, and the Humanities at Northeastern University, National Endowment for the Humanities


  • Shaping Displacement: Refugee Camps in India-Bangladesh border
    Ghosh, N. Shaping Displacement: Refugee Camps in India-Bangladesh border Association for Asian Studies Conference 2018, Washington, D.C. (2018)