Assistant Professor, Department of History, Carleton University

Chinnaiah Jangam is a historian specializing in modern South Asia. He finished his Ph. D. from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, UK in 2005 and his thesis focused on the intellectual and political writings of Dalits against caste inequality and oppression in colonial South India. Currently he is working on a monograph based on his Ph. D. thesis. He is keenly interested in issues of social justice, human rights, self-respect and dignity, democracy and citizenship. Dr. Jangam has been the recipient of Felix Scholarship for doctoral studies in England. He was also awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship. He has been a post-doctoral fellow at New York University and has taught in Wagner College in New York City.