Paroma Ghose

Dr. Paroma Ghose is a sociocultural historian. She completed her PhD at the Department of International History at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) in Geneva, Switzerland. She has a BA in History from the University of Cambridge, and an MDev in Development Studies from the Graduate Institute (IHEID). She specialised in South Asian and migration history in her undergraduate, and then on the history of hunger and famine, with a focus on hunger in India and its eradication, for her Masters thesis. Her doctoral research looked at the experience of the ‘outsider’ and the notion of belonging in France (1981-2012) through the lyrics of French Rap songs. She was awarded the Pierre du Bois Prize for the best doctoral thesis in International History at the Graduate Institute in 2020. She is currently a postdoctoral researcher based at the International History and Politics Department of the Graduate Institute, Geneva, and is affiliated with the Modern Korean Studies Institute at the Graduate School of International Studies in Yonsei University, Seoul. Her postdoctoral project looks at the encounters between national identity and the national imaginary within the South Korean context, using popular music during the Sixth Republic (1987-Present) as its principal archives.


Publications as Author

Rap Speaks, But Who Listens? The Musical ‘Other’ in France’, History Workshop Online, Oxford University Press (4 January 2021) 

Le Point d’Interrogation, Blog on Le Temps (2018-Present)

The Hindu in Hindustan, and the Troubles of History Repeating itself’, The Wire, August 15, 2017

Ebola: Reaction vs. Resolution’, Papiers d’Actualités, January/February 2015, Fondation Pierre Du Bois pour l’histoire du temps présent (2015)