Dundee welcomes Leverhulme Visiting Professor Sanjay Sharma
Published on 8 October 2021
The School of Humanities and the Scottish Centre for Global History are delighted to welcome Professor Sanjay Sharma
The School of Humanities and the Scottish Centre for Global History are delighted to welcome Professor Sanjay Sharma (Ambedkar University, Delhi) as the Leverhulme Visiting Professor in 2021/22.
Professor Sharma is a historian of colonial India, specialising in famine policy and philanthropy in the 19th and 20th centuries. The Leverhulme grant awarded to Dr Nandini Bhattacharya and Professor Sanjay Sharma will enable the School and the Scottish Centre for Global History to access expertise in the study of international welfarism, philanthropy, and state policy in the global South.
"I am delighted and honoured to be at the University of Dundee as a Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professor 2021/22. The journey from New Delhi, India has been very challenging because of the pandemic and I look forward to a fruitful engagement with students, faculty members and the staff here.
Professor Sanjay Sharma, Leverhulme Visiting Professor in 2021/22
“While I will be happy to share my research here, I am keen to learn from the work and debates that animate the community of scholars, practitioners and students.
“During my stay I not only hope to pursue a life of the mind but also soak in the beautiful landscape of Dundee and the vibrancy of its residents. I thank everyone for extending such a warm welcome and I hope to have a long-term association with the University."
Professor Sharma will present research seminars and engage with UG and PG students on the themes of economic and cultural history, development strategies in the global South, and on reading archives from the global South during his tenure here. He will also give public lectures on similar themes to a wider audience. We look forward to giving him a warm welcome.