Danna Agmon

Assistant Professor, HistoryVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)

Bio

Danna Agmon is a historian of French empire and the Indian Ocean world. She is an Assistant Professor in the History department at Virginia Tech, and a Core Faculty of the ASPECT doctoral program (Alliance for Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Thought). She received a PhD in History and Anthropology from the University of Michigan. Agmon is the author of “A Colonial Affair: Commerce, Conversion, and Scandal in French India,” published by Cornell University Press in 2017. Her research has been supported by the Huntington Library, the American Philosophical Society, and a Bourse Chateaubriand.

Award Information

Transregional Research Junior Scholar Fellowship: InterAsian Contexts and Connections (2017-2018)

Assistant Professor, HistoryVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)

A World at Court: Law and French Empire across the Indian Ocean