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Manu Goswami, Another Internationalisms

April 19, 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Stanford Humanities Center, Levinthal Hall (424 Santa Teresa Street)


Manu Goswami is Associate Professor of History at New York University. Her research and teaching focus on the 19th-20th century Indian history, nationalism & internationalism, political economy  & history of economic thought, social theory, and historical methods. Her first book, Producing India: From Colonial Economy to National Space(University of Chicago Press, 2004), critically extends subaltern and postcolonial perspectives, and explores how nineteenth-century conceptions of India as a bounded national space and economy bequeathed an enduring tension between a universalistic political economy of nationhood and a nativist project that continues to haunt the present moment. Her recent journal articles include "'Provincializing' Sociology: The Case of a Premature Postcolonial Sociologist" (Political Power and Social Theory, 2013),  "Colonial Internationalisms and Imaginary Futures" (American Historical Review, 2012), “Autonomy and Comparability: Notes on the Anticolonial and the Postcolonial” (boundary 2, 2005),  and “Rethinking the Modular Nation Form: Toward a Sociohistorical Conception of Nationalism” (Comparative Studies in Society and History, 2002). Professor Goswami received her Ph.D. in History from the University of Chicago. She is currently working on an intellectual and political history of colonial internationalisms during the interwar decades. Her longer-run research interests include the place and status of empire in the work of major classical and neo-classical economists during the nineteenth and twentieth century. She was a 2010-11 Fellow in the Institute for Advanced Study, and currently serves on the editorial board of Public Culture.

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Humanities Center, Center for South Asia, History Department, Department of Anthropology
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