Subramanian, Divya

Field: International and Global; Advisor: Pedersen; Year: 2015

I am a Ph.D. candidate in the History department working on modern Britain and empire. My dissertation, "Global Townscape: The Rediscovery of Urban Life in the Late Twentieth Century," examines urban regeneration, aesthetics, and gentrification through the history of the Townscape movement, a British planning movement that emerged in the 1940s. My dissertation research has been supported by the Clarence S. Stein Institute for Urban and Landscape Studies at Cornell University. For more about my research and writing, please visit my personal website


"Legislating the Labor Force: Sedentarization and Development in India and the United States, 1870-1915," Comparative Studies in Society and History 61, 4 (October 2019), 835-863. 


Divya holds a BA from Barnard College and an MA and M.Phil in History from Columbia. 


Divya teaches in the Columbia history department. Before coming to Columbia, she spent several years working in finance in New York.