Doctoral Candidate

Entered 2018


M.Phil. World History, University of Cambridge

B.A. (Hons) History, Lady Shri Ram College, University of Delhi

Research Interests

My dissertation, tentatively titled “Dairy Democracy: Food and Technopolitics in Modern South Asia”, is a social and environmental history of dairy industrialization in colonial and postcolonial India. It addresses critical debates in history and political economy of development, agrarian and enviornmental history, and the history of postcolonial South Asia. 

Selected Work

Tomar, Koyna. 2020. "Ayurveda in the (Mis)Information Age." Current Anthropology, Fieldsights, June 23.


History of Anthropology Review, Editor

Science Beyond the West Working Group, UPenn 

Teaching Fields


STSC 001 Emergence of Modern Science (Summer 2021)

Teaching Assistant: 

STSC 001 Emergence of Modern Science (Fall 2019)

HSOC 010 Health and Societies (Spring 2020) 

HSOC 145 Comparative Medicine (Fall 2020) 

HSOC 160 Information Age (Spring 2021)

Faculty Bookshelf