Neilesh Bose

Associate Professor & Canada Research Chair

Department of History

University of Victoria

I collaborate with a range of units within the University of Victoria as well as institutions far and wide to explore aspects of the history and politics of globalization, decolonization, and culture and politics in the contemporary age.

University of Victoria, in conjunction with the Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives

Global South Colloquium

Asia in World History: Indian Ocean Perspectives

Designed for a three-year period (2023, 2024, and 2025), this annual workshop brings together ongoing discussions in the World History Caucus, the Global South Colloquium, the South Asia Global Forum, and discussions in the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Law regarding the role of the Indian Ocean as an entry into the study of globalization in and of Asia. The program features a venue for emerging scholars to present aspects of their books in progress to a diverse audience of interlocutors working on Indian Ocean studies. Topics feature Culture, Conflict, and Coordination (2023), India-China relations (2024), and Law and Migration in the Indian Ocean (2025).

Punjab in the World: History, Politics, and Migration

Empire and Decolonization in Global Perspective

Globalization and Islamic Finance

Worldiness, World History, and World Systems

Religion and Secularism in the Global South

Asian Migrations in Global History

University of Victoria, in conjunction with the Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives

South Asia Global Forum

Aanchal Malhotra, “Remnants of a Partition: Migration Histories,” February 16, 2021

Anneeth Kaur-Hundle, “Imperial and Postcolonial Diasporas: New Directions in Sikh Studies,” March 3, 2021

Natasha Behl, “Farmer Protests: Updates and Approaches”


Meenal Shrivastava, Centre Chair and Professor, Political Economy and Global Studies, Athabasca University, Book Launch, Amma’s Daughters: A Memoir, with Sikata Banerjee, January 10, 2019

Dhir Sarangi, Professor, Centre for French and Francophone Studies, JNU, Lansdowne Lecturer, Francophone Studies, March 6, 2019

Rinku Lamba, Assistant Professor, Centre for Political Studies, JNU, Lansdowne Lecturer, Religious Studies, “The Meaning (s) of Religion in India,” Centre for Studies in Religion and Society Lecture Series, March 14, 2019

Religions and its Others: Power and Sovereignty in Indian Religions Past and Present
March 15, 2019, 1 day workshop

Ramesh Bairy, Harold Coward Visiting Fellow in Indian Religions,”Thinking Religion Regionally: Hindu Institutions in Contemporary South India,” Centre for Studies in Religion and Society Lecture Series, April 4, 2019

Sikata Banerjee, Gender, Nation, and Popular Film in India, Oct. 2, 2017

Gaiutra Bahadur, Conjure Women and Coolie Women, Oct. 26, 2017

Between Indigenous and Immigrant: A Workshop on South Asian Migrations in Global History, Oct. 26-27, 2017

Niraja Jayal, Academic Freedom and its Discontents in India, Feb. 28, 2017

External Collaborations

Tell Me Your Story, Digital Conversations on Forced Migration and publication of essays, short stories, and poems, to be published in TMYS March 2022

Northwestern University Center for Global Culture and Communication
Globalization, Global, and World: History, Criticism, and Spaces of the Present, October 19-20, 2017

Queens College, City University of New York
Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program Summer Workshop Instructor, 2017, 2018

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