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Rajbir Singh Judge

New Part-time Faculty
rsj2122@columbia.edu

B.A. History, Religious Studies, and Philosophy, California State University, Chico, 2010
M.A. History, University of California, Davis, 2012
Ph.D. History, University of California, Davis, 2018

Rajbir Singh Judge specializes in the cultural and intellectual history of South Asia with a particular emphasis on Punjab. His current book project, Prophetic Maharaja: Sovereignty and the Sikh Tradition in Colonial Punjab, examines the ways in which Sikhism at the end of the 19th Century remained a generative site through which Sikhs and their diverse milieu in the Punjab contested British rule. In 2018, he published “Dusky Countenances: Ambivalent Bodies and Desires in the Theosophical Society” in the Journal of the History of Sexuality and “There is No Colonial Relationship: Antagonism, Sikhism, and South Asian Studies” in History & Theory. Currently, he is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life with affiliations in the Department of Religion and Institute of South Asia at Columbia University in the City of New York.

Teaching and Research Interests

Early Modern and Modern South Asian History, South Asian Religions, History of Colonialism and Empire, Postcolonial Theory, Psychoanalysis, Sikh Diaspora

Rajbir Singh Judge