Natasha Pairaudeau is a Research Associate at the Centre for History and Economics, within the EU-funded Seatide consortium; she is also a Bye Fellow of Murray Edwards College. Her broad research interests include migration and its role in spurring social and political change, sub-imperial systems, inter-ethnic relations, and the dynamics of citizenship, race and status in colonial systems. Her focus is on modern South and Southeast Asia.
Natasha’s first book, Mobile Citizens: French Indians in Indochina, 1858-1954, was published by NIAS Press in 2016. The central theme of the book, based on a PhD in history awarded from SOAS in 2009, is the making and practice of imperial citizenship. Current research projects include a series of studies of transnational domestic and family life in colonial Burma and Indochina , and a project exploring the history of milk production and consumption in Asia. From November 2015, with funding from a British Academy/Leverhulme Small Research Grant, she will be furthering a study of geopolitical tensions and transnational connections established by the exile to Saigon of the Burmese Prince Myngoon Min and his entourage.
‘The Indian Dimension’ in David Chandler, Li Narangoa and Robert Cribb, (eds.), The End of Empire, 100 days in 1945 that Changed Asia and the World, Copenhagen: NIAS Press, forthcoming.
‘The French of India in Indochina (c.1850-1950)’, V. Nallam, Kalladan, T. Janaguiraman and N. Chandramouli (eds.), Poduke – Bandikere – Puducheri – Pondicherry: Researches into the History and Culture of French and Indian Pondicherry, Puducherry: The Historical Society of Pondichery, 2015, 64-79.