DeVinney, Joslyn

Field: International and Global; Advisor: Ahmed; Year: 2016

Joslyn is a PhD student in International and Global History working on the history of science and imperialism in early modern South Asia and Europe. Her dissertation examines the connected intellectual and cultural histories of natural science in Mysore, France, and Britain in the eighteenth century. 


With Professor Pamela Smith, Sasha Grafit, and Xiomeng Liu. "Smoke and Silk: The Movement of Material Complexes across Eurasia," in Entangled Itineraries of Materials, Practices, and Knowing, University of Pittsburgh Press, 2019.

“Alexander Dow” in Christian-Muslim Relations: A Bibliographical History 1500-1900. Volume 12 Asia, Africa and the Americas (1700-1800), Leiden: Brill, 2019.


Prior to Columbia, Joslyn received a dual MA/MSc from Columbia University and the London School of Economics in International and World History, and a BA from the University of Michigan in History. 

She is a recipient of multiple Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships for Persian language study, and has experience in Mughal Persian and Middle French paleography.