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William R. Pinch

Professor of History

37 Broad Street, 204

Co-Chair, Global South Asian Studies

Associate Editor, History and Theory

Professor, Environmental Studies

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Professor, Global South Asian Studies


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

William R. Pinch

William 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), asceticism, violence, and microhistory. He also serves as consulting editor for the journal History and Theory.

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Fall 2023:  Wednesday 3-5 p.m. or by appointment


Fall 2023
HIST 300 - 01
Issues Contemp Historiography

Spring 2024
HIST 186 - 01
The Raj: India and Britain