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William R. Pinch

Professor of History

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Associate Editor, History and Theory

Professor, Environmental Studies

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BA University of Virginia
MA University of Virginia
PHD University of Virginia

William R. Pinch

Pinch's teaching and research focus mainly on the history of South Asia as well as themes in historiography, world/global history (including questions of scale, depth, and time), and microhistory. He is currently director of the South Asia Studies certificate at Wesleyan. He also serves as associate editor for the journal History and Theory and as treasurer of the American Institute of Indian Studies, which is headquartered in Chicago and New Delhi.

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Office Hours

Fall 2017:  M, T, Th, F:  11:00 to 11:45

(note:  Thursday 26 Oct and Friday 27 Oct office hours are cancelled)

And by appointment.  (Generally I'm in most days and if my office door is open, please feel free to stop in.)


Fall 2017
HIST 123 - 01
Cinema India

HIST 186 - 01
Intro to History: The Raj

HIST 264 - 01

Spring 2018
HIST 315 - 01
Global Histories