Sarah Gandee

Sarah Gandee


I received my B.A. (Hons) in History from the University of Exeter (2009-12) and my M.Phil in Modern South Asian Studies from the University of Cambridge (2013-14). I completed my Ph.D. in History at the University of Leeds (2014-18) before taking up a post here as Teaching Fellow in South Asian History. 

In 2017-18, I was a Junior Research Fellow at the Institute of Historical Research.

Research interests

My research interests lie broadly within South Asian history and the relationship between law, empire and decolonisation. My doctoral project traced the repeal of the Criminal Tribes Act (enacted 1871, repealed 1952) during India's period of decolonisation and the consequent re-categorising of the 'criminal tribe' within frameworks of postcolonial legislation, Partition-related refugee policies, and welfare and citizenship rights.

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