Assistant Professor, Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University
Jayita Sarkar is an Assistant Professor at Boston University Pardee School of Global Studies, where she is also the founding director of the Global Decolonization Initiative. From July 2022, Dr. Sarkar will be Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Economic and Social History at the University of Glasgow in Scotland. She is the author of Ploughshares and Swords. India's Nuclear Program in the Global Cold War (Cornell University Press, 2022).
She is finishing her second book manuscript, Light Water Capitalism. The Empire of Nuclear Things, which is a reexamination of US-led global nonproliferation efforts through histories of capitalism, empire, and decolonization from the 1890s to the 1990s. It studies the role of states and corporations, the dispossession of land, and the exploitation of labor across the world for "nuclear things."
Her other book-length project entitled, Connected Partitions. From South Asia to the World, is a study of entangled social, economic, and political histories of partitions from the 1900s to the 1970s.