Research Affiliates

Martha Chaiklin

Martha Chaiklin is an independent curator and historian. She was the Curator of Asian History at the Milwaukee Public Museum from 2001-2005. (Read more).

Archisman Chaudhuri

Archisman Chaudhuri is a postdoctoral researcher affiliated to the Indian Ocean World Centre. His project researches the impact of droughts and famines in Coromandel and in island South-East Asia in the seventeenth century. (Read more).

Philip Gooding

Philip is a postdoctoral fellow at the Indian Ocean World Centre and a Course Lecturer in the History and Classical Studies department at McGill University. (Read more).

Yoshina Hurgobin

Yoshina Hurgobin is an assistant professor of South Asian history at Kennesaw State University (KSU) and was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Indian Ocean World Centre. (Read more).

Peter Hynd

Peter Hynd is a research affiliate at the Indian Ocean World Centre. (Read more).

Karine Aasgaard Jansen

Karine Aasgaard Jansen is a senior researcher and a lecturer in ethnology at the Department of Culture and Media Studies at Umeå University in Sweden. (Read more).

Margaret Kalacska

Margaret Kalacska is an Associate Professor in Geography at McGill University with a specialization in remote sensing from the Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Department at the University of Alberta in 2006. (Read more).

Alastair McClure

Alastair spent a year as a postdoctoral fellow at the Indian Ocean World Centre and the Department of History & Classical Studies at McGill University. He began a postdoctoral research fellowship at the University of Chicago in 2018. (Read more).

Zozan Pehlivan

Zozan Pehlivan is a research affiliate at the Indian Ocean World Centre. (Read more).

Steven Serels

Steven Serels holds a joint appointment as a Visiting Fellow at Harvard University’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies and a Research Officer at the the Zentrum für Interdisziplinäre Regionalstudien at Martin Luther Universität Halle-Wittenberg. (Read more).

Abdul Sheriff

Abdul Sheriff is the former Director of the Zanzibar Indian Ocean Research Institute (ZIORI) and an adjunct professor at McGill University. (Read more).

Veysel Şimşek

Veysel served as a postdoctoral research fellow and interim co-director of IOWC in 2015–16, and subsequently held a Chauncey Postdoctoral Fellowship in Grand Strategy with Yale’s International Security Studies in 2016–18. (Read more).

Jon Unruh

Jon Unruh is an Associate Professor of Geography at McGill University. His research, applied, and policy work over the past 20 years has dealt with post-conflict land and property rights in the developing world, and the intersection of land tenure and environmental change. (Read more).

Anna Winterbottom

Anna Winterbottom works on the early modern Indian Ocean region and the European colonial presence there. She is particular interested in the history of medicine, science, and environment. (Read more).