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Jayita Sarkar is an Assistant Professor at Boston University Pardee School of Global Studies, where she teaches diplomatic and political history. Her research has been published in the Journal of Cold War Studies, Cold War History, International History Review, Journal of Strategic Studies, Nonproliferation Review, and elsewhere. Her first book, Ploughshares & Swords: India's Nuclear Program in the Global Cold War (Cornell University Press, forthcoming, 2022) examines the first forty years of India's nuclear program through the prisms of geopolitics and technopolitics.
Dr. Sarkar obtained her doctorate in History from the Graduate Institute Geneva in Switzerland after obtaining a Masters in Sociology from the University of Paris IV-Sorbonne. She has held fellowships such as the Ernest May Fellowship in History & Policy and the Stanton Nuclear Security Fellowship both at Harvard, and the Niehaus Fellowship in U.S. Foreign Policy and International Security at Dartmouth College.
Her second book project titled, Light Water Capitalism, is a reexamination of U.S. nonproliferation efforts through histories of capitalism, empire, and decolonization that foregrounds the role of economic actors and processes.