Asia South and East Asia

Nicole Elizabeth Barnes, Assistant Professor in the Department of History

Office: 114 Campus Drive, 226 Carr Building, Box 90719, Durham, NC 27708-0719
Phone: (919) 684-8102

I research public health and medicine in twentieth-century China from a gendered perspective, incorporating the changing life stories of men and women into my analysis of how health regulations and medical practices reflect Chinese society's principal values as well as the assumptions and political... full profile »

Vasant Kaiwar, Lecturing Fellow

Office: 312 Carr Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Phone: (919) 684-5439

My research and scholarship focuses on the period from the late-eighteenth century to the present, a period marked by revolutions and counterrevolutions, imperialism, nationalism and decolonization, the intensification of processes of globalization, and the ideologies and categories of knowledge... full profile »

Sucheta Mazumdar, Associate Professor of History

Office: 226 Carr Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Phone: (919) 684-5490

Grounded primarily in Chinese history, and secondarily in Indian history, I am excited by the intellectual challenges of writing and teaching comparative global history. Two broad questions frame my research agenda: the radical transformation of circuits of consumption and commodity production that... full profile »

Simon Partner, Professor in the Department of History

Office: 303 Carr Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Phone: (919) 684-5464

Late 19th and 20th-century Japanese history Focusing on: growth of consumer markets; technology and social change; Japanese rural society full profile »

Sumathi Ramaswamy, Professor of History

Office: Dept of History, 325 Carr Bldg, Box_90719, Durham, NC 27708
Phone: (919) 684-5764

I am a cultural historian of South Asia and the British Empire and my research over the last few years has been largely in the areas of visual studies, the history of cartography, and gender. My recent publications in this area include The Goddess and the Nation: Mapping Mother India (Duke... full profile »