Haimanti Roy specializes in the political and social history of South Asia in the 19 th and the 20 th centuries. She has a M.A. from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India and received her Ph.D. in history at University of Cincinnati, Ohio in 2006. Her dissertation titled "A Citizenship and National Identity in Post-Partition Bengal, 1947-65" examines the evolution of trans-territorial identities in India and East Pakistan (Bangladesh). She is interested in issues related to nationalism, colonialism, gender and refugee movements in South Asia. At MIT, she teaches courses which aim to both introduce South Asian history to the non-specialist as well as critically focus on specific themes such as religion, politics, women, citizenship and visual media in the South Asian context.