C. Ryan Perkins teaches on the history of South Asia. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania's Department of South Asia Studies in 2011. He was a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at The University of Chicago from 2011-2013 and in Indian History and Culture at the University of Oxford until September 2014 where he also served as course director for their M.Phil program in Modern South Asian Studies. He joined Stanford University in 2015 as the librarian for South Asian Studies and also serves as the Islamic Studies Librarian. As a historian of South Asia and the Persianate world, his research focuses on the social, cultural, and literary history of the region from the seventeenth to the twentieth century. His articles appear in The Indian Economic and Social History Review, Modern Asian Studies, and the Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society. He is currently completing his book manuscript on the birth of the Islamic public in British India.