Alexandra Taylor Sundarsingh

 Alexandra Sundarsingh

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
  • Labor
  • 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

Distinctions / Awards

  • Illinois Distinguished Fellowship, Fall 2019 to present