Danna Agmon

Danna Agmon, Associate Professor

Danna Agmon, Associate Professor
Danna Agmon, Associate Professor

Department of History
220 Stanger St.
Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-231-8307 | dagmon@vt.edu

Danna Agmon is an associate professor of history at Virginia Tech. 

  • French Empire in India and the Indian Ocean
  • 17th-19th 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
  • American Historial Association
  • Society for French Historical Studies
  • Association for Asian Studies
  • American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
  • Huntington Library Long-Term Fellowship (2015-2016)
  • Franklin Research Grant, American Philosophical Society (2015)
  • Niles Research Grant, Virginia Tech (2014)

Books

A Colonial Affair: Commerce, Conversion, and Scandal in French India. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2017.

Journal Articles

“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 [2014]: 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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