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Rahul Nair

Assistant Professor of History

Contact Information

Office: 308 South Hall

Phone: 937-319-0105


Dr. Rahul Nair is the Visiting Assistant Professor of World History at Antioch College. Previously he has served as an Assistant Professor at Georgia Gwinnett College in Lawrenceville, Georgia (2012-13) and at the University of Denver  in Denver, Colorado (2005-12). He received his doctoral degree in History with a specialization on South Asia, from the University of Pennsylvania in 2006, after graduating with an M.A. in Modern Indian History from Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, India. His areas of specialization include South Asia, imperialism, and world history. He is currently working on a book titled, Debating Demography: The Rise and Decline of India’s Population Problem in the Twentieth Century. He is fluent in Malayalam, French, Bengali, and Hindi.

Ph.D., South Asian History, University of Pennsylvania, 2006
M.A., History, Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhia, India, 1998
M.A., Economics, University of Delhia in Delhia, India, 1996
B.A., Economics, University of Kerala, 1993
HIST 105 The World Beyond: Cultural Imagination, Exchanges, and History
HIST 225 World History I, to 1500
HIST 226: World History II, since 1500
HIST 240: Gender Expression and Sexual Orientation: a Global History
HIST 334: History of a Person (Gandhi)