Gunnel Cederlöf

Gunnel Cederlöf

Senior Associate Research Fellow

Gunnel Cederlöf is Senior Associate Research Fellow within UI's Asia Programme. She is professor of history at the Linnaeus University in Växjö, Sweden, Department of Cultural Sciences, and member of the Linnaeus University Centre for Concurrences in Colonial and Postcolonial Studies. 

Gunnel Cederlöf's research combines environmental history, legal history, and colonial and British imperial history. It connects global and local history, and has a particular focus on early modern and modern India. She coordinates the Master’s Programme in Colonial and Postcolonial Studies. She has been a visiting fellow at SCAS, Swedish Collegium for Advanced Studies (2000), Oxford University (2000-01), Jawaharlal Nehru University (2010) and Calcutta University (across 2004-13), and Director of the Forum for Advanced Studies in Arts, Languages, and Theology at Uppsala University (2006-08), and Vice Chair of STINT, the Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and higher Education (2013-19). She is member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities. 

Among her publications are Founding an Empire on India’s North-eastern Frontiers, 1790-1840: Climate, Commerce, Polity (2014), Landscapes and the Law: Environmental Politics, Regional Histories, and Contests over Nature (2008, 2019), Bonds Lost: Subordination, Conflict and Mobilisation in Rural South India c. 1900-1970 (1997, 2020), Ecological Nationalisms: Nature, Livelihoods and Identities in South Asia (with K. Sivaramakrishnan 2005, 2014), At Nature’s Edge: The Global Present and Long-term History (with M. Rangarajan 2018), and Subjects, Citizens and Law: Colonial and Independent India (with S. Das Gupta 2016). 


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