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University of Bristol
Asian History / Studies
Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies
Diplomacy and International Relations
History of Science, Medicine, and Technology
Islamic History / Studies
Law and Legal History
Nationalism History / Studies
Political History / Studies
South Asian History / Studies
World History / Studies
I teach environmental and South Asian history at the University of Bristol, UK. I hold degrees from St Catherine's College, Oxford; Manchester; and Royal Holloway, University of London.
I work on modern environmental history, focusing on South Asia. My present research interest is the impacts of historical earthquakes on India's Himalayan frontier on landscapes, society and politics.
My previous major projects focused on rivers - whether damming them (my first book) or struggles between nations and political groupings to control them (my new, second book; US edition here).
Through these and other projects I have interests in spatial history, colonialism and decolonisation, international relations, and interdisciplinary links with political geography.