Sunil Amrith
Bram Belloni/Heineken Prizes

Yale University

Sunil Amrith

Breakthrough Day Speaker 2022 Social Sciences and Humanities Winner 2022 Social Sciences and Humanities Breakthrough 2022 Breakthrough Day 2022 Winner 2022 2022 Winner Breakthrough Day Social Sciences and Humanities

Sunil Amrith is the Renu and Anand Dhawan Professor of History at Yale University, He is the author of four books, including Unruly Waters (2018) and Crossing the Bay of Bengal (2013). His work connects environmental history with the history of migration, with a focus on South Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Indian Ocean. Amrith is the receipient of the 2016 Infosys Prize in Humanities, a 2017 MacArthur Fellowship, and the 2022 A.H. Heineken Prize for History. He is currently writing The Ruins of Freedom: An Environmental History of the Modern World. Sunil Amrith grew up in Singapore, studied at the University of Cambridge, and has taught at Birkbeck College, University of London, and at Harvard University.

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