Dr. Reeju Ray

Associate Professor & Assistant Dean

B.A. (Hons.) (University of Delhi);
M.A.(Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi);
Ph.D. (Queen’s University)

Dr. Reeju has a Ph.D. in History from Queen’s University Canada. 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. Her doctoral dissertation examined law in the north east frontier between the 18th and 20th centuries. She 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. 

Dr. Ray is a Research Associate at York Centre for Asian Research, York University, and a Global History Fellow at Queen’s University Canada. She is currently working to turn her doctoral dissertation into a book manuscript titled Placing the Frontier Hills: Law and Custom on the North-eastern Frontier of the British Empire in India. She will be teaching courses in global and South Asian history and interdisciplinary studies at JSJC.

  • Interrupted Sovereignties in Colonial Frontiers: The Khasi-Jaintiah Hills, c. 1778-1874’ (Forthcoming, Modern Asian Studies, 2018)
  • Book Review Forgotten Friends: Monks, Marriages, and Memories of Northeast India. By Indrani Chatterjee, New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2013, Journal of Asian Studies, Volume 72 Issue 02 May 2014, pp. 562-563
  • ‘Right to the City’: Street Vendors and Public Spaces in Shillong (Raiot, Forthcoming August 2017)
  • Student Movements in India (Dawn, Forthcoming, 2017)
  • Travel and its Motives, Raiot, (May 2016)
  • Marking an Absence: Fiction from North East India, Dawn (December 2015)
  • Foregrounding the Non-Diegetic: Questions of Identity and Resistance, The Shillong Times (June 2015)
  • Landscapes and Historical Imagination, Dawn (April 2015)