I am a scholar of modern South Asia and global history. Currently I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of History at William Paterson University. I received a PhD from Emory University, and a BA from the University of Toronto. My research explores questions of agrarian change, labor politics, caste hierarchy, postcolonial critique and global capitalism. I am completing a book manuscript on the emergence of the peasant and the rule of capital in colonial Panjab. My scholarly and public writings have appeared in venues such as Past and Present, the Journal of Asian Studies, Economic and Political Weekly, Outlook, Al Jazeera, Law and Political Economy Project, Borderlines and Trolley Times.