Collegium Helveticum

Sujeet George
Early-Career Fellow 2021–2022

Fellowship duration
September 01, 2021–June 30, 2022
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Sujeet George (born 1985 in Bombay, India) is a historian who completed his PhD in history at ETH Zurich. His university education has been interdisciplinary, traversing cultural studies, English literature and social sciences. Before coming to Zurich, he completed a Bachelor’s in English literature at Mumbai University, a Master’s in cultural studies in Hyderabad, followed by a Master’s in philosophy at the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta (India).

His research interests include histories of science and imperialism with a focus on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries in South Asia. His PhD project investigated the development of agricultural science in modern South Asia. It was funded by an ETH research grant. For his doctoral project, he conducted archival research across three continents, nine cities and a dozen archives.

Beyond academia, Sujeet has an abiding interest in the public presentation of history, which was honed through his time working at the South Asia Trust and the Mumbai City Museum. His postdoc project at the Collegium Helveticum examines the co-constitutive histories of the development of ecological thought and ideas of indigeneity in the long twentieth century.