Debjani Bhattacharyya

Councilor, Profession

Debjani Bhattacharyya is assistant professor of history at Drexel University. Her current work deals with the historical connections between law, economy, and the environment in South Asia. At Drexel she also mentors students in the Global Engagement Program. As a councilor of the Professional Division of the AHA she is committed to diversifying the profession and focusing on the challenges faced by candidates on the job market and labor issues surrounding graduate work, adjuncts, junior professors, lecture, and tenure-track trajectories. She is happy to answer questions regarding professional ethics and conduct.

Her research interests include legal history of the empire, subaltern studies, environmental, and urban history.