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Jonathan Saha

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Dr Jonathan Saha

Associate Professor of South Asian History in the History Department

What area does your research focus on?

My research focuses on the history of British imperialism in Myanmar (Burma) during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. I am particularly interested in histories of corruption, animals, and revolt. 

What are the other key aspects of your role?

I was a member of the Royal Historical Society’s Race, Ethnicity and Equality Working Group from 2017 to 2022, and was a co-author of the Group’s 2018 report. From 2019, I co-chaired the Group with Prof Sadiah Qureshi. I am a member of the Social History Society BME Historians Network, and co-chair of the University of Durham’s BAME Network. I also sit on the panel for the Joint BME Events and Activities Small Grants.

What do you like to do outside of work?

Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my daughters and wife. I am an enthusiastic, but very amateur, lino-printer.

What do you think you could particularly offer mentoring support with?

I could help support:

  • Navigating the burdens of EDI work;
  • Publishing articles and monographs;
  • Applying for academic jobs;
  • Handling experiences of discrimination or harassment.