Jonathan Saha is Associate Professor of History at the University of Durham. His research focuses on the history of British imperialism in South and Southeast Asia during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, as well as the history of crime, medicine and animals. Saha completed his PhD in History at the School of Oriental and African Studies in 2010, was Lecturer in Modern History at the University of Bristol from 2011-2015 and Associate Professor of Southeast Asian History at the University of Leeds before joining Durham in 2020.
He was a member of the Royal Historical Society’s Race, Ethnicity and Equality Working Group from 2017 to 2022, and was a co-author of the Group’s 2018 report. He is also a member of the Social History Society BME Historians Network, and co-chair of the University of Durham’s BAME Network.
Saha is the author of two academic works: Law, Disorder and the Colonial State and Colonizing Animals:Interspecies Empire in Myanmar. He is working on his first trade book, an animal history of colonialism.