Audrey Truschke is Assistant Professor of South Asian History at Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey. She received her Ph.D. in 2012 from Columbia University and held positions at Gonville and Caius College at the University of Cambridge and at Stanford University before joining the History Department at Rutgers-Newark in 2015. Her research focuses on the cultural, imperial, and intellectual history of medieval and early modern India. She is the author of two books on the Mughal Empire and is currently working on a third book on Sanskrit histories of Indo-Muslim rule. You can also follow her antics on Twitter, where she can generally be found waging fact-based wars regarding her work. Check out her episode to learn more about: 🧘🏽why it's important for everyone to become a student of history 👳🏾common misconceptions about Indian religions and belief systems 🥄how to be a Twitter shit-stirer Have a question? Audrey is all ears! Click below and we'll feature our favorites on the @tm2cpodcast Instagram account!
Episode | September 26th, 2019 | 1 hr 12 mins
academia, censorship, india, the mughal empire, twitter
Audrey Truschke has created a name for herself on Twitter but it's probably not for anything you'd guess. She's an academic and author whose specialty is Muslim & Hindu conflict, The Mughal Empire and Sanksrit. We get down and dirty to learn about the role of academics in censorship, why people are so upset about her research and who was a better cheater at games as a kid, Audrey or Jess?