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Guillaume de Syon, Ph.D. Chair.
- Shreeyash Palshikar, Ph.D.
- John Pankratz, Ph.D.
- Patricia Turning, Ph.D.
Carlos Dimas, Ph.D.
- Hilary Aquino, Ph.D.

Emeriti Faculty

Barbara Fahy, Ph.D.
J. Dale Yoder, Ph.D.

Courses

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THE DEPARTMENT of HISTORY at ALBRIGHT COLLEGE

FRIENDLY AND ACCESSIBLE, the scholar-teachers in Albright’s Department of History offer challenging courses in almost every historical period and every geographical region, and bring a wide range of thematic and methodological perspectives to their work with students.  In addition, each supervises individual research by students and contributes to the interdisciplinary offerings of the College.


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Office Location
Masters 101

Contact Information
E-MAIL: spalshikar@albright.edu

Dr. Shreeyash Palshikar
Assistant Professor of World History

Education

B.A. – Amherst College
Ph.D. – The University of Chicago

Courses Taught

  • Dr. Palshikar offers courses on World History, modern South Asian history, Violence and Democracy in South Asia, and a co-taught synthesis course on Religion, Magic and Witchcraft in Europe and Asia.

Research Areas

  • Dr. Palshikar works on modern South Asian political history and on South Asian performing arts. He is completing a project examining language, politics, and the development of democratic institutions in South Asia, and has begun work on a cultural history of Indian magic as a performance art.

Publications

Articles

“Laughter, Applause and Tears: Samyukta Maharashtra Rallies as Political Performances,” Guzy, Lidia Skoda, Uwe, eds. Power Plays: Performance of Power and the Power of Performance. Berlin: Weissensee Verlag 2008: 35-56.

“Protean Fakirs,” Cabinet: A Quarterly of Arts and Culture, No. 26, Summer 2007: 109-111.

 “Two Pune Years,” American Institute of Indian Studies Newsletter, no. 14, Summer 2006: 5.

“Language Remix: Remixing Regional and Linguistic Identities in Contemporary Maharashtra,” Biblio: a Review of Books, vol. X nos. 9 and 10. September-October 2005: 25-26.

Reviews

“I Durga Khote,” review. Biblio: a Review of Books. New Delhi: Asia-Pacific Communications Associates. vol. XII nos. 1 & 2, Jan-Feb 2007.

“The Indian Street, Art, Music and the Spiritual,” Chicago Art Journal, Spring 2001.

“Gandhi: karishma ke paramparagata adhar,” review of Chitranjan Dutt trans. of Gandhi: traditional roots of charisma. Chicago South Asia Newsletter. vol. 23, no. 3, Fall 1999.