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Shahla Hussain, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Tufts University
M.A., 1996, Jamia Millia University, New Delhi, India, Medieval Indian History
B.A.,1994, Jamia Millia University, New Delhi, India, Honors in History

Shahla Hussain is an Assistant Professor in the History Department. She received her PhD from Tufts University in 2014. Her field of specialization is South Asian History and her research focuses on the ramifications of decolonization in postcolonial South Asia. The American Institute of Pakistan Studies and the Tufts Global Leadership Grant supported her research. She is currently working on a manuscript that explores the resistance history in the disputed state of Jammu and Kashmir from the early twentieth century to contemporary times. Rather than focusing on claims and counter-claims by India and Pakistan, Hussain’s book places Kashmir and Kashmiris at the center of the historical debate by reinserting conflicting and contradictory Kashmiri voices into the narrative of the Kashmir conflict. Her other research interests include: migrations, transnationalism and diaspora studies.

Areas of Specialization

South Asian History


Shahla Hussain, Ph.D.