My research interests are inspired by three themes:

How ideas move and evolve from one place to another.

How transnational places and spaces create new or change old ideas.

How we can locate “Asia” outside its geographical boundaries.

My current research projects are:

Rethinking Vivekananda through Space

Brotherhood to Humanity: Korean-Indian World Order c. 1880-1950

Reaching the People Research Group

I am a firm believer in collaborative research. Since 2014, I have co-founded and co-hosted various workshops and conferences, and I am currently a member of the Emmy Noether Research Group Reaching the People: Communication and Global Orders in the Twentieth Century. From teaching graduate students and hosting Close Reading Workshops to joint research projects, the Reaching the People team seeks to re-think global histories of communication.