Rupali Mishra

Rupali Mishra Assistant Professor
Thach 309
(334) 844-7774
rrm0009@auburn.edu

Office Hours

  • Monday (and everyday) on leave for academic year 2013-4

Profile

Rupali Mishra received her PhD and MA from Princeton University (2010 and 2005, respectively) and her BA from the University of Virginia (2003). She is currently a Barbara Thom Fellow at the Huntington Library, and was a short-term fellow at the Folger Shakespeare Library in 2013. Her research interests include early modern England, early empire and expansion, and political culture. After spending a year as a visiting student at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, she began teaching in Auburn in fall 2010. She is a former holder of a Javits fellowship.

Dr. Mishra is currently working on a book on the East India Company, entitled Business of State: the East India Company in early Stuart politics. She examines the Company as a political body, investigating the internal life of the Company, and its place in the wider English polity, including its relationship with crown, privy council and parliament. She is particularly interested in the nature of political engagement in the early modern period, and how the needs and requirements of early expansion challenged and transformed English political culture.

At Auburn, she teaches both World History I and II, as well as a variety of courses on early modern Europe and England, including the 2000-level survey of early modern Europe, a 3000-level course on Elizabeth and her England, a 5000-level course on early modern England, 1485-1688, and a graduate seminar on early modern England.

Education

  • 2010 PhD, Princeton University
  • 2005 MA, Princeton University
  • 2003 BA, University of Virginia

Recent Publications

"Diplomacy at the Edge: Split interests in the Roe Embassy to the Mughal court." Journal of British Studies 53 (January 2014): 1-24.

Last Updated: January 21, 2014