South Asia Seminar
Thu, March 29, 2007 • 3:30 PM • Meyerson Conference Room, WCH 4.118
Dr Samira Sheikh was awarded a DPhil in Modern History (completed at Wolfson College, Oxford in 2004) on the society and politics of Gujarat between 1200 and 1500 CE. Before commencing her studies at Oxford, Samira had completed a BA in History from the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda and an MA and MPhil in Medieval History from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. Samira has been a Junior Research Fellow at Wolfson College since 2002.Among Dr Sheikh’s research interests are: medieval India and the Islamic world; trade and navigation in the Indian Ocean; and the religious history of western India. She has presented papers on her research on a number of occasions at a number of North American and European conferences, at Oxford, Cambridge, SOAS and Paris.