Alexandra Taylor Sundarsingh

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Contact Information

110 Coble Hall
801 S. Wright St.
801 S Wright
M/C 322
Champaign, IL 61820
Pre Doctoral Fellow

Research Interests

Indian Ocean World
Indian Indenture
Gender and Sexuality
Comparative Imperial History
Food History

Research Description

Thematically, my research interests include the history of Indian indenture, and its intersections with labor, race, gender, diasporic Indian culture, colonialism, and empire. Geographically, I focus on how South Asia and the Indian Ocean world connect to broader global histories of migration, labor, and culture. I approach these topics mainly through legal documentation and debates, transportation and labor infrastructure, and print culture in the Indian Ocean British colonies between 1840 and 1920.


Honors B.A., University of Toronto, 2016
M.A., History, University of Toronto, 2017

Awards and Honors

Illinois Distinguished Fellowship, Fall 2019 to present