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Colleen Nugent

Ph.D. in History

Colleen is a PhD student in World History at Northeastern University, continuing after earning her MA from Northeastern in 2019. She completed her BA in History and Political Science from Union College in 2016. She has graduate certificates in Digital Humanities, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and Public History. Her research interests lie broadly in how the colonial relationship colors the modern interaction between the British state and their migrants from majority Muslim former colonies. Specifically considering the ways that the colonial experience in the Indian subcontinent shaped the ‘category’ of Islam, and how that category informed the British and Indian responses to the Rushdie Affair in 1989. Her completed digital projects, as well as complete CV can be found on her personal website.

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Cohort: 2019

Research Interest: (Post)Colonialism, Global Islam, British and French Empire, Digital Humanities, Women and Gender

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