Council Member, At Large


University of Michigan

Pragya Kaul is a PhD candidate at the University of Michigan’s Department of History. Her research on Holocaust refugees in British India bridges the studies of refugees and the Holocaust with postcolonial histories of the British Empire. Pragya’s research has been supported by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes (2020–21). Prior to her candidacy, Kaul received a bachelor’s degree in history and politics from the University of Edinburgh, and a master’s degree in history from the University of Toronto. In her role as Council Member, At Large, Kaul represents the perspectives of graduate students and early career scholars at the AHA. Specifically, she is committed to addressing inequities faced by graduate students and early-career scholars that come from populations frequently marginalized in academia. Kaul has worked towards these commitments consistently, spearheading initiatives in her professional communities towards digital literacy, online pedagogy, peer mentorship, and career development.