Dr Jay Sarkar

  • Senior Lecturer in Global History of Inequalities. (Economic & Social History)

email: Jayita.Sarkar@glasgow.ac.uk

Gilbert Scott Building, Room 633, Glasgow, G12 8QQ

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ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-6075-4400

Biography

Jayita Sarkar is Associate Professor of Global History of Inequalities at the University of Glasgow's School of Social and Political Sciences. Her research and teaching areas are global and transnational histories of decolonisation, capitalism, nuclear infrastructures, South Asia, and the United States. She is a 2024-25 British Academy Global Innovation Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, DC (GIF2/100266).

Her first book, Ploughshares and Swords. India’s Nuclear Program in the Global Cold War (Cornell University Press, 2022), was awarded the Bernard S. Cohn Book Prize from the Association for Asian Studies and Honorable Mention for Global Development Studies Book Award from the International Studies Association. The book can be freely read here.

She is currently completing her second book, Atomic Capitalism. A Global History (under contract with Princeton University Press, America in the World series). It is a 100-year history of nuclear sites, from mining to energy to weapons-testing, retold through histories of capitalism, empire, and decolonisation. To work on Atomic Capitalism, she has been based at Sciences Po Paris Centre d'Histoire through the Maison des Sciences de l'Homme's DEA visiting professorship in April 2024 and as a Henry Belin du Pont Fellow at the Hagley Museum & Library in Delaware, USA in May 2024.

Her third book-length project is titled, Partitions: A Global History of Territoriality. On adjacent themes of territorial separations, she is co-editing the volume, Partition Machine: Legacies of Territoriality in a Violent World, for Oxford University Press/British Academy (BAC23/220114).

Before joining Glasgow, she was Assistant Professor at Boston University, Niehaus Fellow at Dartmouth College, and Fellow at the Weatherhead Initiative in Global History, Ernest May Fellow in History and Policy and Stanton Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University. She is a series editor for InterConnections: The Global Twentieth Century, a book series at University of North Carolina Press that is home to innovative global, international, and transregional histories of the long twentieth century.

Research interests

Global and transnational histories of

  • capitalism
  • decolonisation
  • technology
  • South Asia
  • United States

Publications

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Number of items: 46.

2023

Sarkar, J. (2023) Battlefields to borderlands: Rohingyas between global war and decolonisation. In: Guyot-Réchard, B. and Leake, E. (eds.) South Asia Unbound: New International Histories of the Subcontinent. Series: Global Connections: Routes and Roots (5). Leiden University Press/University of Chicago Press. ISBN 9789087284091

2022

Sarkar, J. (2022) New Books Network Podcast: Jayita Sarkar Ploughshares and Swords. [Audio]

Sarkar, J. (2022) 1869, Cornell University Press Podcast, Ep. 118 with Jayita Sarkar, author of Ploughshares and Swords. [Audio]

Sarkar, J. (2022) Ploughshares and Swords: India's Nuclear Program in the Global Cold War. Cornell University Press: Ithaca, New York. ISBN 9781501764400 (doi: 10.1353/book.95092)

Sarkar, J. (2022) Nuclear Reaganomics: Corporate lobbying after Three Mile Island, 1979-1985. In: Dietrich, C. R. W. (ed.) Diplomacy and Capitalism: The Political Economy of U.S. Foreign Relations. University of Pennsylvania Press: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, pp. 206-220. ISBN 9780812253955 (hardback); 9780812298567 (ebook); 9780812225310 (paperback) (doi: 10.2307/j.ctv1sjwpfz.14)

Sarkar, J. and Mehta, S. (2022) Understanding the Rohingya Crisis with Jayita Sarkar. [Audio]

Sarkar, J. (2022) Crossing Empires: Taking U.S. History into Transimperial Terrain. H-Diplo, XXIII(25), [Book Review]

2021

Sarkar, J. (2021) H-Diplo Review Essay 399 on "Fateful Triangle". H-Diplo, p. 399. [Book Review]

Sarkar, J. (2021) From the dependable to the demanding partner: the renegotiation of French nuclear cooperation with India, 1974–80. Cold War History, 21(3), pp. 301-318. (doi: 10.1080/14682745.2019.1694908)

Sarkar, J. (2021) Brendan Rittenhouse Green, The Revolution that Failed: Nuclear Competition, Arms Control, and the Cold War (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020). Texas National Security Review, [Book Review]

Sarkar, J. (2021) The economic strategies of U.S. nonproliferation policy during the Nixon-Ford years. Journal of Global Security Studies, 6(1), ogaa009. (doi: 10.1093/jogss/ogaa009)

Sarkar, J. (2021) How to support the treaty on the prohibition of nuclear weapons without signing it. Lawfare,

Sarkar, J. and Meyer, C. (2021) Radiation illnesses and COVID-19 in the Navajo Nation. Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists,

Sarkar, J. (2021) It’s time to take domestic nuclear terrorism seriously. Washington Post,

2019

Blarel, N. and Sarkar, J. (2019) Substate organizations as foreign policy agents: new evidence and theory from India, Israel, and France. Foreign Policy Analysis, 15(3), pp. 413-431. (doi: 10.1093/fpa/ory009)

Sarkar, J. (2019) Terence Roehrig, Japan, South Korea and the United States Nuclear Umbrella: Deterrence After the Cold War (New York: Columbia University Press, 2017). Passport, 50(1), pp. 77-79. [Book Review]

Sarkar, J. (2019) U.S. policy to curb West European nuclear exports, 1974–1978. Journal of Cold War Studies, 21(2), pp. 110-149. (doi: 10.1162/jcws_a_00877)

Sarkar, J. (2019) How WWII shaped the crisis in Myanmar. Washington Post,

Sarkar, J. (2019) Stopping the Bomb: The Sources and Effectiveness of US Nonproliferation Policy. H-Diplo/ISSF, XI(9), [Book Review]

2018

Sarkar, J. and Ganguly, S. (2018) India and the NPT after 50 years. Diplomat,

Krige, J. and Sarkar, J. (2018) US technological collaboration for nonproliferation: key evidence from the Cold War. Nonproliferation Review, 25(3-4), pp. 249-262. (doi: 10.1080/10736700.2018.1510465)

Sarkar, J. (2018) Malcolm M. Craig. America, Britain and Pakistan's Nuclear Weapons Programme, 1974-1980: A Dream of Nightmare Proportions. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. 319 pp. $109.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-319-51879-4. H-Net Reviews, [Book Review]

Sarkar, J. and Snow, D. (2018) Update on the Rohingya Crisis with Jayita Sarkar. [Audio]

Rabinowitz, O. and Sarkar, J. (2018) ‘It isn’t over until the fuel cell sings’: a reassessment of the US and French pledges of nuclear assistance in the 1970s. Journal of Strategic Studies, 41(1-2), pp. 275-300. (doi: 10.1080/01402390.2017.1328355)

Sarkar, J. (2018) Rohingyas and the unfinished business of partition. Diplomat,

2017

Sarkar, J. and Rabinowitz, O. (2017) Instead of sanctions or a military strike, the United States should embrace a third option for dealing with North Korea. Washington Post,

Sarkar, J. (2017) Sharing Knowledge, Shaping Europe. H-Diplo/ISSF, IX(19), [Book Review]

Sarkar, J. (2017) India’s Nuclear History, Frozen in Time. [Website]

Sarkar, J. (2017) Sino-Indian nuclear rivalry: glacially declassified. Diplomat,

Sarkar, J. (2017) Managing nuclear risk in South Asia: an Indian response. Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 73(1), pp. 59-61. (doi: 10.1080/00963402.2016.1264215)

2016

Sarkar, J. (2016) Three concrete steps toward South Asian nuclear stability. Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists,

2015

Sarkar, J. (2015) The making of a non-aligned nuclear power: India's proliferation drift, 1964–8. International History Review, 37(5), pp. 933-950. (doi: 10.1080/07075332.2015.1078393)

Sarkar, J. (2015) ‘Wean them away from French tutelage’: Franco-Indian nuclear relations and Anglo-American anxieties during the early Cold War, 1948–1952. Cold War History, 15(3), pp. 375-394. (doi: 10.1080/14682745.2014.989840)

Sarkar, J. (2015) The middle powers’ congruence: India, France, and nuclear technology. India in Transition,

Sarkar, J. (2015) Strategic passing: why India will not be Pakistan 2.0 in U.S. Asia Policy. Foreign Policy,

Akhtar, R. and Sarkar, J. (2015) Pakistan, India, and China After The U.S. Drawdown From Afghanistan: A Visiting Fellow Report. Documentation. Stimson Center.

2014

Sarkar, J. (2014) A bullock cart on nuclear-powered wheels: nuclear science, indigeneity and the national development narrative in India. In: Mayer, M., Carpes, M. and Knoblich, R. (eds.) The Global Politics of Science and Technology - Vol. 2. Series: Global power shift. Springer: Berlin, pp. 21-30. ISBN 9783642550102 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-55010-2_2)

Sarkar, J. (2014) Gabrielle Hecht, Being Nuclear: Africans and the Global Uranium Trade. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2012. Pp. xx+451. ISBN 978-0-262-01726-1. £20.95 (hardback). British Journal for the History of Science, 47(2), pp. 388-389. (doi: 10.1017/S0007087414000351)[Book Review]

Sarkar, J. (2014) Filling the empty chair: France and the United States from Geneva. Passport, 45(1), pp. 16-17.

Sarkar, J. (2014) Atomic compatriots? The trajectory of Franco-Indian nuclear cooperation, 1950-1976. Critique Internationale, 63(2), pp. 131-149. (doi: 10.3917/crii.063.0131)

2013

Sarkar, J. (2013) From The Peaceful Atom to The Peaceful Explosion. Working Paper. Woodrow Wilson Center.

Sarkar, J. (2013) Gabrielle Hecht (ed.), Entangled Geographies: Empire and Technopolitics in the Global Cold War. Cambridge, MA and London: MIT Press, 2011. Pp. ix+337. ISBN 978-0-262-51578-8. £20.95 (paperback). British Journal for the History of Science, 46(2), pp. 354-355. (doi: 10.1017/S0007087413000265)[Book Review]

Sarkar, J. (2013) India's nuclear limbo and the fatalism of the nuclear non-proliferation regime, 1974–1983. Strategic Analysis, 37(3), pp. 322-337. (doi: 10.1080/09700161.2013.782662)

2012

Sarkar, J. and Patil, K. (2012) India is no longer isolated. Limes: Italian Review of Geopolitics, pp. 123-134.

Sarkar, J. (2012) Whither pax atomica? - the euromissiles crisis and the peace movement of the early 1980s. Project Report. Woodrow Wilson Center.

Sarkar, J. (2012) Nucleus and Nation: Scientists, International Networks and Power in India by Robert S. Anderson. Strategic Analysis, 36(1), pp. 166-167. (doi: 10.1080/09700161.2012.628484)[Book Review]

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Number of items: 46.

Articles

Sarkar, J. (2021) From the dependable to the demanding partner: the renegotiation of French nuclear cooperation with India, 1974–80. Cold War History, 21(3), pp. 301-318. (doi: 10.1080/14682745.2019.1694908)

Sarkar, J. (2021) The economic strategies of U.S. nonproliferation policy during the Nixon-Ford years. Journal of Global Security Studies, 6(1), ogaa009. (doi: 10.1093/jogss/ogaa009)

Sarkar, J. (2021) How to support the treaty on the prohibition of nuclear weapons without signing it. Lawfare,

Sarkar, J. and Meyer, C. (2021) Radiation illnesses and COVID-19 in the Navajo Nation. Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists,

Sarkar, J. (2021) It’s time to take domestic nuclear terrorism seriously. Washington Post,

Blarel, N. and Sarkar, J. (2019) Substate organizations as foreign policy agents: new evidence and theory from India, Israel, and France. Foreign Policy Analysis, 15(3), pp. 413-431. (doi: 10.1093/fpa/ory009)

Sarkar, J. (2019) U.S. policy to curb West European nuclear exports, 1974–1978. Journal of Cold War Studies, 21(2), pp. 110-149. (doi: 10.1162/jcws_a_00877)

Sarkar, J. (2019) How WWII shaped the crisis in Myanmar. Washington Post,

Sarkar, J. and Ganguly, S. (2018) India and the NPT after 50 years. Diplomat,

Krige, J. and Sarkar, J. (2018) US technological collaboration for nonproliferation: key evidence from the Cold War. Nonproliferation Review, 25(3-4), pp. 249-262. (doi: 10.1080/10736700.2018.1510465)

Rabinowitz, O. and Sarkar, J. (2018) ‘It isn’t over until the fuel cell sings’: a reassessment of the US and French pledges of nuclear assistance in the 1970s. Journal of Strategic Studies, 41(1-2), pp. 275-300. (doi: 10.1080/01402390.2017.1328355)

Sarkar, J. (2018) Rohingyas and the unfinished business of partition. Diplomat,

Sarkar, J. and Rabinowitz, O. (2017) Instead of sanctions or a military strike, the United States should embrace a third option for dealing with North Korea. Washington Post,

Sarkar, J. (2017) Sino-Indian nuclear rivalry: glacially declassified. Diplomat,

Sarkar, J. (2017) Managing nuclear risk in South Asia: an Indian response. Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 73(1), pp. 59-61. (doi: 10.1080/00963402.2016.1264215)

Sarkar, J. (2016) Three concrete steps toward South Asian nuclear stability. Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists,

Sarkar, J. (2015) The making of a non-aligned nuclear power: India's proliferation drift, 1964–8. International History Review, 37(5), pp. 933-950. (doi: 10.1080/07075332.2015.1078393)

Sarkar, J. (2015) ‘Wean them away from French tutelage’: Franco-Indian nuclear relations and Anglo-American anxieties during the early Cold War, 1948–1952. Cold War History, 15(3), pp. 375-394. (doi: 10.1080/14682745.2014.989840)

Sarkar, J. (2015) The middle powers’ congruence: India, France, and nuclear technology. India in Transition,

Sarkar, J. (2015) Strategic passing: why India will not be Pakistan 2.0 in U.S. Asia Policy. Foreign Policy,

Sarkar, J. (2014) Filling the empty chair: France and the United States from Geneva. Passport, 45(1), pp. 16-17.

Sarkar, J. (2014) Atomic compatriots? The trajectory of Franco-Indian nuclear cooperation, 1950-1976. Critique Internationale, 63(2), pp. 131-149. (doi: 10.3917/crii.063.0131)

Sarkar, J. (2013) India's nuclear limbo and the fatalism of the nuclear non-proliferation regime, 1974–1983. Strategic Analysis, 37(3), pp. 322-337. (doi: 10.1080/09700161.2013.782662)

Sarkar, J. and Patil, K. (2012) India is no longer isolated. Limes: Italian Review of Geopolitics, pp. 123-134.

Books

Sarkar, J. (2022) Ploughshares and Swords: India's Nuclear Program in the Global Cold War. Cornell University Press: Ithaca, New York. ISBN 9781501764400 (doi: 10.1353/book.95092)

Book Sections

Sarkar, J. (2023) Battlefields to borderlands: Rohingyas between global war and decolonisation. In: Guyot-Réchard, B. and Leake, E. (eds.) South Asia Unbound: New International Histories of the Subcontinent. Series: Global Connections: Routes and Roots (5). Leiden University Press/University of Chicago Press. ISBN 9789087284091

Sarkar, J. (2022) Nuclear Reaganomics: Corporate lobbying after Three Mile Island, 1979-1985. In: Dietrich, C. R. W. (ed.) Diplomacy and Capitalism: The Political Economy of U.S. Foreign Relations. University of Pennsylvania Press: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, pp. 206-220. ISBN 9780812253955 (hardback); 9780812298567 (ebook); 9780812225310 (paperback) (doi: 10.2307/j.ctv1sjwpfz.14)

Sarkar, J. (2014) A bullock cart on nuclear-powered wheels: nuclear science, indigeneity and the national development narrative in India. In: Mayer, M., Carpes, M. and Knoblich, R. (eds.) The Global Politics of Science and Technology - Vol. 2. Series: Global power shift. Springer: Berlin, pp. 21-30. ISBN 9783642550102 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-55010-2_2)

Book Reviews

Sarkar, J. (2022) Crossing Empires: Taking U.S. History into Transimperial Terrain. H-Diplo, XXIII(25), [Book Review]

Sarkar, J. (2021) H-Diplo Review Essay 399 on "Fateful Triangle". H-Diplo, p. 399. [Book Review]

Sarkar, J. (2021) Brendan Rittenhouse Green, The Revolution that Failed: Nuclear Competition, Arms Control, and the Cold War (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020). Texas National Security Review, [Book Review]

Sarkar, J. (2019) Terence Roehrig, Japan, South Korea and the United States Nuclear Umbrella: Deterrence After the Cold War (New York: Columbia University Press, 2017). Passport, 50(1), pp. 77-79. [Book Review]

Sarkar, J. (2019) Stopping the Bomb: The Sources and Effectiveness of US Nonproliferation Policy. H-Diplo/ISSF, XI(9), [Book Review]

Sarkar, J. (2018) Malcolm M. Craig. America, Britain and Pakistan's Nuclear Weapons Programme, 1974-1980: A Dream of Nightmare Proportions. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. 319 pp. $109.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-319-51879-4. H-Net Reviews, [Book Review]

Sarkar, J. (2017) Sharing Knowledge, Shaping Europe. H-Diplo/ISSF, IX(19), [Book Review]

Sarkar, J. (2014) Gabrielle Hecht, Being Nuclear: Africans and the Global Uranium Trade. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2012. Pp. xx+451. ISBN 978-0-262-01726-1. £20.95 (hardback). British Journal for the History of Science, 47(2), pp. 388-389. (doi: 10.1017/S0007087414000351)[Book Review]

Sarkar, J. (2013) Gabrielle Hecht (ed.), Entangled Geographies: Empire and Technopolitics in the Global Cold War. Cambridge, MA and London: MIT Press, 2011. Pp. ix+337. ISBN 978-0-262-51578-8. £20.95 (paperback). British Journal for the History of Science, 46(2), pp. 354-355. (doi: 10.1017/S0007087413000265)[Book Review]

Sarkar, J. (2012) Nucleus and Nation: Scientists, International Networks and Power in India by Robert S. Anderson. Strategic Analysis, 36(1), pp. 166-167. (doi: 10.1080/09700161.2012.628484)[Book Review]

Research Reports or Papers

Akhtar, R. and Sarkar, J. (2015) Pakistan, India, and China After The U.S. Drawdown From Afghanistan: A Visiting Fellow Report. Documentation. Stimson Center.

Sarkar, J. (2013) From The Peaceful Atom to The Peaceful Explosion. Working Paper. Woodrow Wilson Center.

Sarkar, J. (2012) Whither pax atomica? - the euromissiles crisis and the peace movement of the early 1980s. Project Report. Woodrow Wilson Center.

Audio

Sarkar, J. (2022) New Books Network Podcast: Jayita Sarkar Ploughshares and Swords. [Audio]

Sarkar, J. (2022) 1869, Cornell University Press Podcast, Ep. 118 with Jayita Sarkar, author of Ploughshares and Swords. [Audio]

Sarkar, J. and Mehta, S. (2022) Understanding the Rohingya Crisis with Jayita Sarkar. [Audio]

Sarkar, J. and Snow, D. (2018) Update on the Rohingya Crisis with Jayita Sarkar. [Audio]

Website

Sarkar, J. (2017) India’s Nuclear History, Frozen in Time. [Website]

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Grants

Research & Knowledge Exchange

PI, Stanton Foundation Nuclear Security Grant at University of Glasgow, 2023-25, US$ 49,500

PI, British Academy Grant for “Partition Machine," conference and edited volume for Oxford University Press, 2023-24, £20,000

PI, University of Glasgow Chancellor’s Fund, “Decolonisation Podcast & Archive Fellows,” 2022-24, £4,000 

PI, Swiss National Science Foundation, Open Access Book Grant, 2021, PI, 14,000 CHF

External research fellowship: Harvard University, Ernest May Fellowship in History and Policy, 2020, US$ 44,000

PI, Stanton Foundation Applied History Grant at Boston University, 2019, PI, US$ 34,909

External research fellowship: Dartmouth College, US Foreign Policy & International Security Fellowship, 2018, US$ 46,000

PI, Stanton Foundation Nuclear Security Grant at Boston University, 2017, US$ 50,000

External research fellowship: Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies, Research Fellowship, 2014, 13,000 NOK

External research fellowship: Albert Gallatin Pre-doctoral Fellowship in International Affairs at Yale University, 2013, US$ 14,000

 

Archival Research 

External research fellowship: Henry Belin du Pont Research Fellowship, Hagley Museum & Library, 2023-24, for archival research, US$1,700

External research fellowship: American Institute of Bangladesh Studies Senior Research Fellowship, 2023-25, for archival, oral history, and ethnographic research in Dhaka and Chittagong, US$ 6,700

External research fellowship: Hoover Institution, Silas Palmer research grant for archival research, 2022, US$ 2,500

 

Postgraduate Study

Hans Wilsdorf Foundation Doctoral Scholarship at Graduate Institute Geneva, 2010–11, 20,000 CHF

Regional Council of Paris Region Masters Scholarship, University of Paris IV-Sorbonne, 2009–10, 10,000 EUR

 

Supervision

I welcome students interested in the following research themes at BA, MA/MSc, and PhD levels:

The temporal framework is 1890s to 1990s.

  • South Asia in the world
  • Global Cold War
  • Nuclear politics (mining, explosions, energy, and waste)
  • US global power
  • Histories of capitalism
  • Histories of decolonisation
  • Histories of technology

Current PhD students:

  • Rupsa Ghosh, Gastronomical Histories of the British Empire in Calcutta
  • Chou, Jean Tzu-Yin
    Local mobility, medical management, and the founding of hospitals by the Chinese communities in the Straits-Settlements-era Singapore, circa. 1826-1942
  • Yi, Duanyi
    How unique was China's Nuclear Strategy ( 1964-1993)

Teaching

At the University of Glasgow:

Prior teaching, at Boston University:

  • Global South Asia
  • History, Policy, & Statecraft [historical methods course]
  • International Nuclear Politics
  • History of International Relations since 1945 [core undergraduate course]
  • Global Decolonization Research Internships [co-curricular]

Professional activities & recognition

Prizes, awards & distinctions

  • 2024: Winner, Bernard S. Cohn Book Prize for first books on South Asia (Association for Asian Studies)
  • 2023: Honourable Mention, Global Development Studies Best Book Award (International Studies Association)
  • 2018: Grand Prize Winner for Best Article of the Year (Doreen and Jim McElvany Nonproliferation Challenge)
  • 2022: Elected Fellow (Royal Historical Society)
  • 2022: Elected Fellow (Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Research fellowships

  • 06/2022 - 08/2022: University of Edinburgh, Institute for the Advanced Studies in the Humanities
  • 09/2020 - 06/2021: Harvard University, Weatherhead Initiative on Global History
  • 09/2020 - 06/2021: Harvard Kennedy School, Ernest May Fellowship in History & Policy
  • 09/2018 - 06/2019: Dartmouth College, Niehaus Postdoctoral Fellow
  • 08/2016 - 06/2017: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, SNSF Postdoctoral Research Fellow
  • 09/2015 - 05/2016: Harvard Kennedy School, Managing the Atom Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 08/2014 - 06/2015: Harvard Kennedy School, Stanton Nuclear Security Postdoctoral Fellowship

Grant committees & research advisory boards

  • 2024 - 2026: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Marty Sherwin Fellowship Selection Committee Member
  • 2021 - 2024: Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, William Appleman Williams Emerging Scholar Research Grant Committee
  • 2022 - present: Arms Control Association, Board of Directors
  • 2020 - 2021: American Institute of Bangladesh Studies, Board of Trustees
  • 2018 - 2020: Society for the History of Technology, Joan Cahalin Robinson Prize Committee Member
  • 2019 - 2019: American Academy of Berlin, Grant Application Reviewer
  • 2017 - 2017: Carnegie Corporation of New York, Grant Application Reviewer
  • 2015 - 2015: Smith Richardson Foundation, Grant Application Reviewer

Editorial boards

  • 2022 - present: Global Nuclear Histories, McGill-Queen’s University Press (book series)
  • 08/2022 - 02/2024: Cold War History (journal)

Professional & learned societies

  • 2024 - 2027: Committee on Digital Resources and Archival Sharing, Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations
  • 2020 - 2023: Internationalization Task Force Member, Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations
  • 2021 - 2021: Officer-at-Large, Diplomatic Studies Section (DPLST), International Studies Association
  • 2018 - 2020: Officer-at-Large, South Asia in World Politics Section (SAWP), International Studies Association
  • 2019 - 2019: Program Committee Member, Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations

Selected international presentations

  • 24/04/2023: Washington History Conference (Woodrow Wilson Center and American Historical Association, Washington, DC, USA)
  • 11/04/2023: Conversations on South Asia (Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA)
  • 28/11/2022: International History & Politics Forum, IHP/ANSO (Geneva Graduate Institute, Switzerland)
  • 10/03/2022: Book Talk, CISAC, Nuclear Reading Group (Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA)
  • 14/02/2022: Weatherhead Initiative on Global History Seminar (Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA)
  • 18/11/2021: Book Talk, Security Studies Seminar (Carnegie India, New Delhi, India)
  • 07/04/2021: Science and Global Security Seminar (Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, USA)
  • 30/11/2020: Science, Technology, and Society Circle (Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA)