I am a historian of South Asia and the Islamic world. My research interests include: households, dynastic political culture, and state formation in late-Mughal and early colonial India; gender and cultures of governance in early modern empires; and ethnicity and military slavery in the medieval Islamic world.

Works in progress:
Women, Wealth, and the State: The Begams of Awadh and the Making of British India [Forthcoming, Edinburgh University Press]

Select Publications:
“‘It All Comes from Me’: Bahu Begam and the Making of the Awadh Nawabi, circa 1765–1815.” Modern Asian Studies 57, no. 2 (2023): 458–86.

A Mulk of One’s Own: Languages of Sovereignty, Statehood, and Dominion in the Eighteenth-Century ‘Empire of Hindustan‘. Itinerario 44 (3) , pp. 474–501.
“‘In that One the Alif is Missing’: Eunuchs and the politics of masculinity in early colonial North India,” Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient, 63(1-2), 73-116.
“Bringing the Sarkār Back In: Translating Patrimonialism and the State in Early Modern and Early Colonial India,” in John Brooke, Julia Strauss, and Greg Anderson, eds. State Formations: Global Histories and Cultures of Statehood. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018: 124-37.