Trained in Sociocultural Anthropology (Columbia, 2007), Dr. Matthew A. Cook is Professor of Postcolonial and South Asian Studies at the NCCU Department of Language & Literature. His research focuses on the history and anthropology of South Asia, Sindh, and colonialism. His publications include Discovering Sindh’s Past: Selections from the Journal of Sindh Historical Society, 1934-1948, with Michel Boivin and Julien Levesque (OUP, 2017), Annexation and the Unhappy Valley: The Historical Anthropology of Sindh’s Colonization (Brill, 2016), Willoughby’s Minute: Treaty of Nownahar, Fraud and British Sindh (Oxford University Press, 2013), Observing Sindh: Selected Reports of Edward Patterson Del Host (Oxford University Press, 2008), and Interpreting the Sindhi World: Essays on Society and History with Michel Boivin (Oxford University Press, 2010).
Dr. Cook was a Humanities Writ Large Visiting Faculty Fellow at Duke in 2012-13. He has been a faculty coordinator of the FHI-NCCU DH Fellows program since its inception.