Ph.D. candidate, History
(on leave 2019-2020)
Her dissertation, Indians on the Move: Law, Borders, and Freedoms at the Turn of the Twentieth Century, narrates a global microhistory on immigration and border controls at the turn of the twentieth century.
Dhillon’s multi-sited research has been supported by the Fulbright DDRA Program, National University of Singapore, and multiple research centers across Harvard University. While at Harvard University, Dhillon has co-directed the South Asia Across Disciplines and the Centre for History and Economics Workshops. She has also served as a WGS tutor, the Gender Equity Fellow at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs and as a Graduate Student Associate at the Centre for History and Economics and the South Asia Institute.
Her larger research interests include histories of law, gender, migration, indenture, citizenship, empire, racial capitalism, and the long history of slavery and settler-colonialism.
Areas of interest:
Histories of law, gender, migration, indenture, citizenship, empire, and critical race studies
Languages: Panjabi, Hindi, Urdu
In addition to her research, Dhillon is deeply invested in teaching and mentorship.