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Jayita Sarkar

Professional affiliation

Associate Professor of Economic & Social History, University of Glasgow

Full Biography

Jayita Sarkar is associate professor of economic and social history at the University of Glasgow. Her research and teaching areas are global and transnational histories of decolonisation, capitalism, nuclear infrastructures, and South Asia. Her first book, Ploughshares and Swords. India’s Nuclear Program in the Global Cold War (Cornell University Press, 2022), received Honorable Mention for the 2023 Best Book Award from the International Studies Association's Global Development Studies Section. She is currently writing two books: Atomic Capitalism. A Global History (under contract with Princeton University Press, America in the World series) and Connected Partitions: From South Asia to the World. She is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society and serves on the board of directors for Arms Control Association in Washington, DC.