Quinnipiac University
Nita Verma Prasad is Associate Professor of History and Director of Asian Studies, specializing in the social history of British colonial India. She completed her undergraduate education at the University of California at Berkeley before obtaining a Master's Degree in Middle Eastern history from Georgetown University and a doctorate in South Asian history from the University of California at Berkeley. She has published on various issues in modern Indian history, including women in the British colonial courts, diasporic communities in the Indian Ocean region, Hindu-Muslim relations on the subcontinent, and intersectional analyses of Bollywood film. She is currently working on a project that examines gender within the context of the British colonial medical establishment in India.


  • BA, University of California Berkeley
  • MA, Georgetown University
  • PHD, University of California Berkeley


  • History

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  • College of Arts & Sciences 3 307

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  • CL-AC3