Amanda Lanzillo

lHello! I am a historian, and I research and write about labor, technology, artisanship, and religion in Muslim communities in colonial-era South Asia. 

My first monograph, Pious Labor: Islam, artisanship, and technology in colonial India is now available from University of California Press. It has been published open access as part of the Islamic Humanities series, and can be read or downloaded here.

As of July 2024, I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago.

 I am on leave for AY 2024-25, as an ACLS Fellow researching my second book project on Afghan migration and labour in British India and the Indian Ocean world.

Previously, I was a Lecturer in History at Brunel University-London, and a Cotsen Postdoctoral Fellow with the Princeton University Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts. 

I earned a PhD in History from Indiana University in April 2020.