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  • Uma Ganesan

    Visiting Assistant Professor of History
    Office: Sta 309

    Professional Biography

    Professor Uma Ganesan is a historian of modern South Asia, with teaching interests and experience in the histories of South Asia, the British Empire, and modern China and research interests in gender and women’s history of modern South Asia, colonialism and nationalism and women’s complex relationship to them, women and popular culture, particularly films, in South Asia, and the relationship between religion and state in South Asia.  Professor Ganesan received her PhD from the University of Cincinnati in 2011 and a graduate certificate in women’s studies in 2008.  Prior to coming to Franklin and Marshall College, she taught for two years at Berea College, Kentucky as visiting assistant professor of history.  She has presented her work at various scholarly fora including the Midwest Conference for Asian Affairs, the Madison South Asia Conference, the Association of Asian Studies Conference, and the International Convention of Asia Scholars.


    M.A., University of Cincinnati, 2006; Ph.D, University of Cincinnati, 2011