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Dr. Pallavi Das

Associate Professor

Phone Number: 
+1 705-330-4010ext. 2638
Office Location: 
Orillia, Simcoe Hall OA3019
Office Hours: 
Monday 2.30pm to 4.00 pm; Wednesday 10.00 am to 1.30 pm or email to request an appointment
Academic Qualifications: 
  • PhD History (The Ohio State University)
  • MA Anthropology (University of Hyderabad, India)
Date joined Lakehead: 
Previous Teaching/Work: 

Dr. Das' main areas of teaching include world history, environmental history and modern South Asian history. Before joining the Orillia campus, she spent eight years at our Thunder Bay campus and most recently served as the Department's Graduate Coordinator. Dr. Das has also taught courses in modern South Asian history and world history at the University of Toronto (Mississauga campus) and at Queen's University.

Research Interests: 

Dr. Das specializes in modern South Asian history, world history and environmental history. She has published articles in leading journals such as Environment and History, Journal of Asian and African Studies and Modern Asian Studies. Her recent book entitled Colonialism, Development, and the Environment: Railways and Deforestation in British India published in 2015 by Palgrave Macmillan examines the colonial encounter between Britain and India in the field of economic development, including scientific/ technological changes, and the environmental impact of this encounter on India. Dr. Das' current research is on people's history of climate change in the Western Himalayas, funded by a SSHRC Insight Development Grant.

Dr. Das is the founding director of Resources, Economy and Society Research Group (RESRG) at Lakehead University which is funded by SSHRC’s Aid to Small Universities Grant.