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William R. Pinch

Professor of History

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Associate Editor, History and Theory

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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 also serves as associate editor for the journal History and Theory.

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Office Hours

Fall 2019:  Wednesday 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. or by appointment


Fall 2019
HIST 123F - 01
Cinema India (FYS)

HIST 362 - 01
Issues Contemp Historiography

Spring 2020
HIST 186 - 01
Intro to History: The Raj

HIST 368 - 01
Postcolonial Paradox