Nicholas Dirks

Professor
Office Hours: 
On Leave for 2017–2018
3229 Dwinelle
Education: 
The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 1972-1978
Ph.D. 1981, Department of History Fields: South Asian History (Modern, Ancient, Medieval); Anthropology
 
M.A. 1974, Department of History Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT, 1968- 1972
 
B.A. Major Program: African and Asian Studies in the College of Social Studies
 
Curriculum Vitae: 
Profile: 
 
Professor of History and Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley, 2013-present
Chancellor, University of California, Berkeley, 2013-2017
Franz Boas Professor of Anthropology and History, Columbia University, 2000-2013
Professor of Anthropology and History, Columbia University, 1997-2000
Professor of History and Anthropology, University of Michigan, 1990-1997
Directeur D’Études Associé, at L’École des hautes études en sciences sociales, Paris,Jl 1992
Associate Professor of History, the University of Michigan, 1987-1990
Associate Professor of History, Division of Humanities and Social Sciences, California Institute of Technology, 1986-1987
Academic Visitor, Department of Anthropology, London School of Economics and Political Science,  1986
Assistant Professor of History, California Institute of Technology, 1980-1985
Instructor in Asian History, California Institute of Technology, 1978-1980 
Part-time Instructor in Cultural Anthropology, George Williams College, 1973
 
 
Representative Publications: 
 
Autobiography of an Archive: A Scholar's Passage to India. New York: Columbia University Press, 2015.
 
The Scandal of Empire: India and the Creation of Imperial Britain. Cambridge: Belknap Imprint, Harvard University Press, 2006.
 
Castes of Mind: Colonialism and the Making of Modern India. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2001; New Delhi: Permanent Black, 2002.
 
In Near Ruins: Cultural Theory at the end of the Century. Ed. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1998.
 
The Hollow Crown: Ethnohistory of an Indian Kingdom, New Edition, 406 pages. University of Michigan Press, 1993.
 
Colonialism and Culture. Ed. Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press, 1992 (with introduction entitled “Colonialism and Culture,” and article, “From Little King to Landlord: Colonial Discourse and Colonial Rule”).
 
The Hollow Crown: Ethnohistory of an Indian Kingdom. 1st ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1987.
 

Courses

Semester Course Title Syllabus
Spring 2018 280F Modern India Topic