Dr. Shivangini Tandon
Visiting Fellow

Dr. Shivangini Tandon is a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Studies of Plural Societies and working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of History, Women’s College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh (India). Her research interests include Early modern South Asian history, Feminist theory, Biographical literature, and questions of Culture and Language. She did her graduation and post-graduation in History from St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi and MPHIL and PhD in History from Delhi University. Before joining the Department of History at AMU, she was working as an Assistant Professor at The Advanced Centre for Women’s Studies, AMU. She has also taught briefly in St. Stephen’s College, Kirori Mal and Gargi College, Delhi University. She is the recipient of Max Planck India Mobility Grant, Berlin (2016-2022) and a former visiting fellow at the Centre For the History of Emotions, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin (Germany). Her Co-edited book titled, Making the ‘Woman’: Discourses of Gender in 18th-19th century India, has recently been published by Routledge.

She has been invited to many national and international forums as a speaker. Her articles and book reviews have been published in journals like the Indian Historical Review (IHR), Journal of South Asian History & Culture, Social Scientist and as part of Occasional Paper Series by Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi, The Book Review Literary Journal and Biblio. Her research papers have also been published recently in edited volumes by Peter Lang: New York, Orient BlackSwan: New Delhi and Routledge: London. She has also been the recipient of prestigious fellowships/scholarships and awards like the  Sanwa Bank Scholarship, Jawaharlal Nehru scholarship for doctoral studies, ICHR foreign travel grant and the Sir Syed Innovation Award. She was interviewed by the BBC on Nur Jahan for their documentary titled ‘World made by Women’ in 2015 and again in 2018 for a talk show on Mughal princesses.