DeVinney, Joslyn

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

Joslyn is a PhD Candidate 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. 


Joslyn DeVinney. “Smoke as Medicine.” In Secrets of Craft and Nature, ed. Making and Knowing Project et. al. 2020.

Pamela H. Smith, Joslyn DeVinney, Sasha Grafit, and Xiaomeng Liu. “Smoke and Silk: The Movement of Material Complexes across Eurasia.” In Entangled Itineraries: Materials, Practices, and Knowledges Across Eurasia, ed. Pamela H. Smith. University of Pittsburgh Press, 2019.

Joslyn DeVinney, “Alexander Dow.” In Christian-Muslim Relations: A Bibliographical History 1500-1900: Volume 12 Asia, Africa and the Americas (1700-1800), Leiden: Brill, 2018.


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.