Sohini Majumdar

Sohini Majumdar

Adjunct Professor

Part-Time Faculty


Sohini is a specialist of South Asian History, World History, and Comparative Migration History. She received her PhD in history from University of Illinois at Chicago in 2023. She has completed her MPhil in History from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India (2014), MA in history from University of Calcutta (2010), Kolkata, and BA from Presidency College (2008), Kolkata, India. Along with presenting her research at multiple conferences, such as the Annual Conference on South Asia at Wisconsin-Madison (October 2022), Annual Conference of Association of Asian Studies (2022), etc., she has also published her research in an edited book, journals, and academic blogs. In addition to teaching at University of San Francisco, Sohini also holds a teaching position at University of Illinois at Chicago. In her spare time, she enjoys painting and cooking.


  • History
  • South Asian studies
  • Postcolonial studies
  • Global South
  • World history

Research Areas

  • South Asian history
  • Comparative migration history
  • World history
  • History of decolonization
  • Postcolonial studies


  • University of Illinois at Chicago, PhD in History, 2023
  • Jawaharlal Nehru University, MPhil in Modern History, 2014
  • University of Calcutta, MA in History, 2010
  • Presidency College, Kolkata, BA in History, 2008

Selected Publications

  • “Calcutta Riots of August 1946: Muslim Experiences from the Troubled Times,” in Politics, Space, Memory: Identity Making in the Wake of Partition edited by Samata Biswas, Refugee Watch: A South Asia Journal on Forced Migration, 61 & 62 (June & December 2023), 14-33.  
  • A Different Calcutta: INA Trials and Hindu-Muslim Solidarity in 1945 and 1946 in Calcutta: The Stormy Decades edited by Tanika Sarkar and Sekhar Bandyopadhyay. (New Delhi: Social Science Press, April 1, 2015).