Nicole Ferreira is a student of medieval and early modern South Asian history. In her dissertation, she explores the development of an Afghan identity in textual conversations that unfolded against the backdrop of Mughal rule in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Echoing the breadth of experiences that informed this process, her project covers topics ranging from service and social mobility, to kingship and ethics, to the links between Sufi confraternities and space. Her work also engages more broadly with questions concerning the relationship between memory and identity formation, empire, and practices of history writing in early modern South Asia.
Mobile Pasts: Memory, Migration, and Place in Afghan Identity, 1451-177