Curriculum Vitae



Michigan State University, Department of History

Doctoral Student, 2016- present. Advanced to candidacy: February 2019

Lawrence Technological University, Southfield MI

Master of Urban Design with Distinction, 2016

Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India

Master of Philosophy, Center for Studies in Science Policy, 2012

Master of Arts, Center for Political Studies, 2008

University of Mumbai, India,

Bachelor of Mass Media (specialization: Journalism), Wilson College, 2005

Other Training

Humanities Intensive Leaning and Teaching (HILT), a Digital Humanities Summer School at the University of Pennsylvania, Digital Methods for Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies, 2018

Indian Law Institute,Post Graduate Diploma in Environmental Law, 2008


In Press

“Sedimentality: Sediment Landscapes, Socio-politics, and the environment in the Lower Detroit River,” Water History.


“Flotsam: Garbage dumping, pollution, and legal tensions in the Detroit River" Water History

“Dredge a River, Make a Nation Great: Shipping, Commerce, and Territoriality in the Detroit River, 1870–1905" Michigan Historical Review

“Exportable engineering expertise for ‘Development’: a story of large dams in post independence India" Water History


Review of Hartig, John H., Waterfront Porch: Reclaiming Detroit’s Industrial Waterfront as a Gathering Place for All. H- Environment, H-Net Reviews. August 2020.

Review of Abbott, Carl Imagined Frontiers: Contemporary America and Beyond. . . H-Borderlands, H-Net Reviews. October 2019

Public History

"Looking for Locherville" Contingent Magazine

Blog posts (invited)

"Twice Removed: Environmental History and the Canada-U.S. Border Through an Outsider’s Eyes" Network in Canadian History & Environment

“Problems of Place: When A Place Chooses You" Environmental History Now

[Co-author] “Alumni Involvement in Graduate Education” Perspectives Daily

Fellowships, Grants, and Awards

2021 Delia Koo Global Student Scholarship, Asian Studies Center, MSU

2020 Research Scholars Award, MSU Graduate School

2020 Equity Graduate Student Fellowship, American Society for Environmental History (ASEH)

2020 Milton E. and Kathleen D. Muelder Scholarship, MSU Safe Place, MSU

2019-20 Graduate Writing Fellowship, College of Social Science, MSU

2019-20 Cultural Heritage Informatics Senior Fellowship (by invitation) MSU

2019 Mark C. Stevens Traveling Fellowship, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan

2018 Fellow, Career Diversity Implementation Grant, Part of the Career Diversity for Historians Initiative by the American Historical Association

2018 Sinclair and S. Suzanne Powell Scholarship in Transportation History, Department of History, MSU

2017 ESPP Urban Environment Summer Research Fellowship, ESPP, MSU

2017 Madison Kuhn Award for best pre-dissertation project, Department of History, MSU

2016-17 Cultural Heritage Informatics Fellowship, Department of Anthropology, MSU

2012 Fox International Fellow, Yale University

2012 International Scholar, The Society for the History of Technology (SHOT)

Conferences Organized

Co-organizer, Workshop on the History of the Environment, Agriculture, Technology, and Science (WHEATS) 2019.

Organizing Committee, “Migration Without(out) Boundaries Conference”– an interdisciplinary graduate student conference on migration at Michigan State University, 2016 and 2017

Select Conference Presentations

“Connecting Cities Across Borders: Transit, Transportation and the Urban Environment in Windsor and Detroit,” Canadian Historical Association, Annual Meeting, London ON, May June 1-3, 2020. [Conference cancelled due to COVID 19]

Workshop co-organizer, The Power of Hidden River Histories, River Rally, St. Antonio TX, May 15-18, 2020 [Virtual rally due to COVID-19]

Panel participant, Problems of Place: A Conversation on Representation, Engagement, and Community, American Society for Environmental History Annual Meeting, Ottawa ON, March 25-28, 2020 [Conference cancelled due to COVID 19]

“Flotsam: Garbage Dumping, pollution, and legal tensions in the Detroit River,” American Society for Environmental History Annual Meeting, Ottawa ON, March 25-28, 2020 [Conference cancelled due to COVID 19]

Panel co-organizer, “Baking in Career Diversity into Graduate Education: Reflections from the Field,” A Roundtable organized at the American Historical Association Annual Meeting, 2020.

“Sedimentality: The Social Life of Sediment Landscapes in the Lower Detroit River,” The Social Life of the Sediment Balance: Combining Social and Geomorphic Approaches to River Systems and Deltas, University of California-Berkeley River Lab, May 29-30, 2019

“Borderlands as Infrastructurescapes: Rethinking Political Borders,” ON EDGE: Mediating Cultural Borders, University of Windsor, May 23, 2019

“Borderlandia: Amusement Parks, Public Lands, and the story of emptiness in the Detroit River,” Society for the History of Technology Annual Meeting, St. Louis MO, October 11-14, 2018

Panel Organizer, “Dredge a River, Make a Nation Great: Shipping, Commerce and Territoriality in the Detroit River,” Association for Borderlands Studies World Conference, Vienna and Budapest, July 10-14, 2018.

Invited Talks

“Germs and Design: Using the Past to guide Our Future,” Western Michigan University, October 16, 2020 (via Zoom)

Internships and Research Assistantships

Michigan History Museum (Department of Natural Resources), February 2018- May 2019

Research Assistant for Dr. Sara Fingal (formerly at MSU) Michigan State University, August 2016


Michigan State University

ISS 335: Gender, Sex, and Science, Assistant Instructor, Summer 2019 and Summer 2020

HST 420: History of Sexuality since the 18th Century, Assistant Instructor, Summer 2018

ISS 220: Time, Space, and Change in Human Society, Teaching Assistant, Dr. Joshua Cochran, Spring 2018

HST 213: U.S. Business and Economic History, Teaching Assistant. Dr. Michael Stamm, Fall 2017

HST 202: Survey of American History to 1876, Assistant Instructor, Summer 2017

Lawrence Technological University

Tutor: English and Writing. Academic Achievement Center, Fall 2015 and Spring 2016

University of Mumbai, Wilson College

Visiting Adjunct Faculty: Political Concepts and the Indian Political System, Spring 2014


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