Nikhil Menon is an assistant professor of history and a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Notre Dame, specializing in the history of modern South Asia and the intellectual and political history of 20th century India. He is a faculty fellow at both the Kellogg Institute for International Studies and the Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies. He has been a Kellogg Institute faculty fellow since 2018.

His publications include the journal article “‘Fancy Calculating Machine’: Computers and Planning in Independent India” in Modern Asian Studies (2018); edited volume The Postcolonial Moment in South and Southeast Asia, co-edited with Gyan Prakash and Michael Laffan (Bloomsbury, 2018); and “‘Help the Plan—Help Yourself’: Making India Plan-Conscious,” in Gyan Prakash, Michael Laffan, and Nikhil Menon (eds.), a chapter in The Postcolonial Moment in South and Southeast Asia (Bloomsbury, 2018).

He earned a PhD and MA in history from Princeton University. He also earned a MPhil in modern Indian history from Jawaharlal Nehru University, and a MA and BA in history from the University of Delhi.

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