Field: South Asia
Advisor: Nicholas Dirks
Dominic Vendell specializes in the fields of South Asian and British imperial history. His dissertation project is titled “Scribes and Politics in the Maratha Empire, 1750-1830.” It concerns the ways in which scribes, diplomats, and counsellors shaped the politics and political culture of Maratha courts in late eighteenth and early nineteenth century western India. His other research interests include the history of caste and anti-caste politics, colonial civil society, and modern Marathi social and political thought.
Dominic holds a B.A. in History from Carleton College and an M.A. from the University of Chicago. He has received funding from Columbia University, the American Institute of Indian Studies, and USIEF (Fulbright).