Amna Khalid

Professor Khalid received her Ph.D. from the University of Oxford. She specializes in modern South Asian history and the history of medicine. Her research interests lie at the intersection of South Asian history, the history of medicine and British colonial history. In her work she explores the connection between Hindu pilgrimage and the spread of epidemic disease northern India during the nineteenth and early twentieth century. Amna is particularly interested in sacred spaces and the different ways in which they are claimed by communities. She is currently working on Sufi shrines as queer spiritual spaces in contemporary South Asia. Her current projects include a collaboration with the Centre for Popular Memory on Karamats (Sufi shrines) as sacred spaces in the urban landscape of Cape Town. She is developing a related project on Sufi shrines in Delhi and Lahore. Finally, she is working with Dr Leigh Gardner on a project about the role and agency of subordinates in the broader context of imperial and colonial governance in colonial Africa and India. Fluent in English and Urdu, she also speaks Hindi, Punjabi and German.