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Edward works on the history and politics of modern and contemporary India and Britain. His research focuses on the Indian diaspora, transnational politics, religious nationalism, and British histories of migration, ethnicity, and multiculturalism.


Before joining Northumbria University in 2020, Edward was the Smuts Research Fellow in Commonwealth Studies at the University of Cambridge (2015-19). He has also held a postdoctoral position at LMU, Munich, and visiting fellowships at the Centre for Development Studies in Trivandrum, the University of Mumbai, and the London School of Economics.


At Northumbria, he runs an undergraduate module on 'Migration, Diaspora & the Making of Modern Britain' and an MA module on 'Britain's Empires: Imperialism & Resistence in the Modern World'. His teaching also includes the modules: ‘Cultures, Empires and Ideas: Global Histories of Power and Ideology’, ‘Making History’, and ‘A Disunited Kingdom: The British and Irish Isles since 1689’. 


Education/Academic qualification

History, PhD, University of Cambridge

Oct 2011Sept 2015

MPhil, Modern South Asian Studies, University of Cambridge

Oct 2009Jun 2010

Politics, MA, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Aug 2007Jun 2009

Politics, BA (Hons), Politics and Philosophy, University of Leeds

Sept 2003Jun 2006


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