Amal Shahid

  • Lausanne, Switzerland

Amal Shahid recently defended a PhD in International History from the Geneva Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies. She is the recipient of the 2023 Pierre du Bois Prize awarded annually for the best doctoral dissertation defended at the department of International History & Politics. Her doctoral research explored colonial governance of famine relief in the North-Western Provinces of India between c. 1860-1920, with a focus on labour regulation. Her research interests are history of imperialism and colonialism, history of labour, and history of political economy.

Currently, she is a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Political Studies, University of Lausanne, on the project ‘Moral and Economic Entrepreneurship: A Collaborative History of Global Switzerland, 1800-1900’. Her sub-project examines the Basel Mission factories, mission stations and trading company in Mangalore, India, during the 19th century.


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