Field: South Asia; Advisor: Dirks
Dominic Vendell specializes in the fields of early-modern and modern South Asian and British imperial history. His current research explores late imperial Maratha political culture and the origins of British rule in central and western India in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. In addition, he is interested in the historiography of the Maratha empire, the development of civil society in colonial Maharashtra, and the history of modern Marathi social and political thought. He holds a B.A. (History) from Carleton College and an M.A. from the University of Chicago. He is spending the 2013-14 academic year in India conducting preliminary dissertation research.