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Amit Prakash

Director, Rohatyn Global Fellows Program

Visiting Professor of International and Global Studies

Amit Prakash is a historian who focuses on the nexus of imperialism, anti-colonialism, and migration. His research is animated by fundamental questions about state power and identification: How do states justify the use of violence? Why and how are some people produced as insiders or outsiders of a society? These interests led him to study the policing and state control of North African colonial migrants in Paris during the period of decolonization (Empire on the Seine, OUP, 2022). He is currently researching the global influence of French counterinsurgency theory on military and police institutions. At Middlebury, Prof. Prakash teaches classes on policing, borders and identification, and anti-colonialism, and he was an Assistant Director of the First Year Seminar program from 2020 to 2022. Beyond Middlebury, he has been featured in the documentary The Price of Safety and is the cohost of the history and current events podcast No Politics at the Dinner Table. He holds a B.A. in English from Oberlin College and an M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. in History from Columbia University. He has previously taught at Bryn Mawr College and Columbia University.

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