Neilesh Bose

Canada Research Chair in Global and Comparative History

Tier 2 - 2015-09-01
Renewed: 2020-07-01
University of Victoria
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council


Coming to Canada From

St. John’s University, New York, United States

Research involves

Analyzing culture, religion and human migrations in world history, with a focus on decolonization in the 20th century.

Research relevance

This research will increase our understanding of the role of formerly colonized parts of the world—including Canada—in global history.

Research summary

In this second term as Chair, Dr. Neilesh Bose plans to continue to execute the University of Victoria’s Global South Colloquium, work toward establishing links with the university’s law school and business school, and write and publish a synthetic textbook exploring the history of decolonization in a global context. The work will yield a uniquely comprehensive and unprecedented approach to the global history of decolonization, resulting in a textbook and set of publications aimed at students and the general public. Another set of published outputs will emerge from ongoing work in microhistory and biography in the context of globalization, building on established work in modern South Asian history.