Jonathan Saha is interviewed in relation to his ISRF Mid-Career Fellowship. He talks about his research on the concept of accumulation as it relates to Empire, as well as the current state of the social sciences.
JONATHAN SAHA, UNIVERISTY OF LEEDS
ISRF Mid-Career Fellow 2019-20
Interviewed by Lars Cornelissen
Dr Jonathan Saha
Associate Professor of History, University of Leeds
Jonathan Saha specialisse in the history of nineteenth and twentieth-century colonialism in Southeast Asia, focusing particularly on British Burma. His study of official misconduct in the fin de siècle Burma Delta explored how the colonial state was experienced and imagined in everyday life, showing how corruption contributed to the maintenance of British rule, perpetuating racial divisions and gender ideologies.