Department of History

Rupali Mishra

Rupali Mishra Assistant Professor
Thach 309
(334) 844-7774

Office Hours

  • Tuesday 11-12:15
  • Thursday 11-12:15


Rupali Mishra received her PhD and MA from Princeton University (2010 and 2005, respectively) and her BA from the University of Virginia (2003). In 2013-2014 she was 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. 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 both 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.


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

Representative 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 26, 2017