Visiting Assistant Professor of History
Academic Program Affiliation(s): Historical Studies
Biography:Professor Warke’s research and teaching interests in South Asian history include colonialism, gender, political economy, contemporary politics, modern vernacular and print culture, cinema, and popular culture. Her doctoral dissertation at the University of Texas at Austin addressed “Secluded Capital: Baizabai Shinde and the Transnational Opium Trade in Nineteenth-Century South Asia.” Academic presentations and guest talks at various conferences and symposia covered subjects such as “Pilgrimage as a Mode of Political Diplomacy”; “Indian-American Immigrants Post 1965: Moteliers and IT Professionals”: and the significance of Tarabai Shinde in Gender History. Works in progress include “Royal Power and a Piece of Bread: Sufi Discipleship and Dargah Worship in the Maratha Empire,” an article for South Asian Studies; and “Baizabai (1784–1863): Queen-Regent and the Transnational Opium Trade.” Teaching assistantships at the University of Texas included the courses An Introduction to Asian American History; The United States 1492–1865; and The United States since 1865.
BA, Ramnarain Ruia College, Mumbai; MA, MPhil, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi; PhD, University of Texas at Austin. At Bard: 2021–23.