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Prof. (Dr.) Mrunmayee Satam

Prof. (Dr.) Mrunmayee Satam

Ph.D., University of Leicester (United Kingdom)

M.A., University of Mumbai (India)

B.A., St. Xavier's College (India)

Dr. Mrunmayee Satam is currently working as an Assistant Professor of History at BITS Law School. She previously worked as an Assistant Professor of History at Amity University, Mumbai. She holds B.A. degree in History from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai and M.A. in History from Department of History, University of Mumbai. In 2015, she was awarded the ‘International Postgraduate Research Excellence Award’ to pursue her doctoral degree at the Centre for Urban History, University of Leicester (UK). Her thesis is titled, ‘Governing the Body: Public Health and Urban Society in Colonial Bombay City, c. 1914-45’. More broadly, her research interests include colonial history, urban history and social history of health and healthcare.

Dr. Satam has published in both academic and policy-relevant publications. Within academic journals, she has contributed research articles in Planning Perspectives, Economic and Political Weekly and the Journal of the Asiatic Society of Mumbai and three book review articles for the Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History. Beyond academia, her research into public health has translated into public outreach through short articles for Marathi newspapers such as Loksatta and Maharashtra Times; and commentaries and op-eds for online forums such as History Workshop Online, History & Policy and Identities Blog. Outside of her academic work, she is an avid traveller, trained mountaineer, marathon runner and a photography enthusiast.


Publications (English and Marathi):

  • Mrunmayee Satam, ‘Reforming Medicine: Dr Krishnabai Kelavkar’, History Workshop Online, 6 May 2021

  • Mrunmayee Satam, ‘India, Untouchability and Quarantine: A Historical Perspective’, in COVID-19 Blog Series by Identities Journal, 14 August 2020

  • Mrunmayee Satam, ‘India’s Worst Affected: The Socio-Economic Parallels between Influenza (1918-19) and Covid-19 in Mumbai', History & Policy, 24 June 2020

  • Mrunmayee Satam, ‘Mahamarichya Itihasat Dokavtana!’, Maharashtra Times (Marathi Newspaper, Published by The Times Group), 8 May 2020

  • Mrunmayee Satam and Babasaheb Kambale, ‘Pandemics in Indian History: An Online Colloquium’, Monthly Bulletin of The Asiatic Society, Kolkatta, Vol. XLIX, No. 5, May 2020, pp. 38-41

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