Vidhya Raveendranathan is a doctoral candidate at the Centre for Modern Indian Studies, Georg-August-Goettingen University, Germany. Prior to joining NYU Shanghai, she was a doctoral fellow at the German Historical Institute, London, and worked on a European Research Council project entitled “Servants Past” based at the Zentrum Moderner Orient (ZMO) Berlin. She completed her Master’s and MPhil degrees at the History Department of Delhi University. Her dissertation is a historical study of the colonial port city of Madras in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
Vidhya has also published articles in journals such as History Compass, South Asia, Journal of South Asian Studies, Transfers, and Journal of Mobility Studies, and has co-authored pieces for a new online portal called the Wire. She has also contributed a book chapter to an edited volume by Sabyasachi Bhattacharya and Rana Behal entitled, The Vernacularisation of Labour Politics (Tulika Books, Delhi, 2016).