Status: PhD Candidate

Adviser: Iqbal Singh Sevea

Graduate Email: zardas@unc.edu

Education

B.A. University of Hong Kong, 2010
M.Phil. University of Hong Kong, 2014
M.A. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2017

Research Interests

My dissertation is tentatively entitled “Beyond Ethnicity and Class: Transnational Anticolonialism in Malaya and Wider Asia, 1904-1957.” It explores the circulation of political and religious ideas across the Indian Ocean and how that shaped anticolonial discourses in British Malaya in the first half of the twentieth century. My broader research interests include global history of anticolonialism, twentieth-century South and Southeast Asian history, history of imperialism, intellectual history, and cultural history.

Some Notable Publications

Courses Offered

  • HIST134: Modern East Asia (Instructor, Spring 2020)
  • HIST140: The World since 1945 (Teaching Assistant)
  • HIST276: The Modern Middle East (Teaching Assistant)
  • HIST279: Modern South Africa (Teaching Assistant)