Dr. Reeju has a Ph.D. in History from Queen’s University Canada. She has previously taught at the University of Toronto, and Queen’s University Canada. She has held research positions at the University of Western Ontario and York University, Canada. She is two-time global academy scholar at the Institute of Global Law and Policy, Harvard Law School. At JSJC she teaches courses including world history, social structures in India: caste and religion, and migration and displacement. Her area of expertise is Southern Asian history and her research interests include legal history, borderlands stories, human geography, feminist theory, gender studies, and global indigenous studies.
Ray’s forthcoming book with OUP titled Placing the Frontier Hills: Law and Custom on the North-eastern Frontier of the British Empire in India examines the movement of law and its interface with custom in the north east frontier of the British Empire in India. Ray was awarded the Excellence in Dissertation Writing Award at Queen’s University in 2013. Ray held a post-doctoral position at the University of Western Ontario between 2015-2017 funded by the prestigious Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada. In her post-doctoral research Ray examined legislations and regulatory frameworks around women’s labour in informal work sites including the home and the street in contemporary urban India. Ray is currently working on a podcast on north east Indian history, and on her new research on law and political economy in contemporary north east India.