Colonialism and Imperialism Workshop

Colonial & Imperial WorkshopThe Colonialism and Imperialism Workshop (CIW) series, funded by the PIIRS research community, provides a forum in which Princeton students can explore colonial, postcolonial, and imperial themes in a broad geographical and chronological context. The series allows graduate students working in these historical areas to engage in discussion with an audience that goes beyond traditional regional or national divisions. Workshops are structured around pre-circulated papers, but focus on sparking conversation amongst attendees and encouraging wider participation in the research community. For the 2021-22 academic year, CIW will be coordinated by Haris Durrani and Saumyashree Ghosh. View past CIW seminars in our events archive.

Social Theory and Thought Reading Group

Social Theory and Social Thought Reading Group

The theme for the 2020-2021 academic year is "Theorizing the Human." This book club is open to Princeton University history graduate students only. Selected books will be provided to members on a first-come, first-serve basis. This reading group is organized by Jiya S. Pandya, Pallavi Podapati, and Tara Suri and co-sponsored by the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in the Humanities (IHUM). For more information, please email Tara Suri at

Check back in September for 2021-2022 events.