Dr. Jessica Namakkal is Assistant Professor of the Practice in International Comparative Studies with a secondary appointment in Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies at Duke University. Dr. Namakkal is the author of multiple articles and book chapters on global histories of decolonization, mobility, carcerality, sexuality, and utopianism. She has published in Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies, The Journal for the Study of Radicalism, and the Journal of Women’s History. Her forthcoming book, Unsettling Utopia: Decolonization, Borders, and Mobility in 20th-century French India, is a history of the decolonization of French India and the French Indian diaspora from 1910-1962. She is co-creator of the Duke Carceral Studies Network (carceralstudies.duke.edu), and a collaborator with the Humanities Action Lab’s States of Incarceration Project. In addition, Dr. Namakkal is a member of the Radical History Review Editorial Collective.
This event is sponsored by the History Department and the Dartmouth College Society of Fellows.