Danna Agmon is an associate professor of history at Virginia Tech.
- French Empire in India and the Indian Ocean
- 17th-20th centuries
- Ph.D., Anthropology and History, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
- M.A., Anthropology and History, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
- B.A., Tel Aviv University
Board of Editors, American Historical Review
Faculty Principal, Residential College at West Ambler Johnston, Virginia Tech
- National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship (2020-2021)
- Albert Lee Sturm Award for Faculty Excellence in Research, Virginia Tech (2020)
- Social Science Research Council, Transregional Research Junior Fellowship (2018-2019)
- TOME Grant for "A Colonial Affair" (2018)
- Globalizing the Curriculum Grant, Virginia Tech (2017)
- Huntington Library Long-Term Fellowship (2015-2016)
- Franklin Research Grant, American Philosophical Society (2015)
A Colonial Affair: Commerce, Conversion, and Scandal in French India. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2017.
Articles and Book Chapters
“Historical Gaps and Non-Existent Sources: The Case of the Chaudrie Court in French India,” Comparative Studies in Society and History, (2021) 63(4): 979-1006.
(Winner of the 2021 William Koren, Jr. Prize for most outstanding article of the year in French History, Society for French Historical Studies.)
“Failure on Display: The Meaning of Eighteenth-Century French India in Twentieth-Century Administration and Historiography.” Journal of Modern History (2019): 91(4): 848-882.
“Law in Theory, Law in Practice: Legal Orientalism and French Jesuit Knowledge Production in India.” Historical Reflections/Réflexions Historiques (2019): 45(1): 28-49.
“Striking Pondichéry: Religious Struggles and French Authority in an Indian Colony of the Ancien Régime”. French Historical Studies (2014) 37, no. 3. 437-467.
“The Currency of Kinship: Trading Families and Trading on Family in Colonial French India.” Eighteenth-Century Studies 47, no. 2 : 137-155.
“Conflicts in the Context of Conversion: French Jesuits and Tamil Religious Intermediaries in Madurai, India.” In Intercultural Encounter: Jesuit Mission in South Asia, 16th-18th Centuries, edited by Anand Amaladass and Ines G. Zupanov. Bangalore, India: Asian Trading Corporation, 2014: 179-198.
“Intermediaries on the Move: Mobility and Stability in the Making of Colonial Go-Betweens in Eighteenth-Century India.” In Intermédiares culturels/Cultural Intermediaries, edited by Vanessa Alayrac-Fielding and Ellen R. Welch. Paris: Honoré-Champion. 2015: 217-236
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