Zoë Woodbury High

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Cohort Year: 2017
Subject Area: Urdu
Research Interests: Early modern South Asia; Indian Ocean history; history of emotions; Persian, Urdu, Sanskrit, and Kannada language and literature.
Education: MA, University of Chicago Divinity School, 2017. BA, Barnard College, 2015.

Biography

Zoë's research focuses on the movement of people and commodities between the early modern Deccan and the broader Indian Ocean world. Her dissertation project centers on networks of poets and scholars traveling between the Bijapur court, Iran, and Northern India in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. It explores how these intellectuals theorized taste across literary, historical, musicological, and medical genres. 

Research Interests

Early modern South Asia; Indian Ocean history; history of emotions; Persian, Urdu, Sanskrit, and Kannada language and literature.

Workshops

Organizer of the SALC Graduate Student Workshop, January 2020 to present.

Co-organizer of the Fourteenth Annual South Asia Graduate Student Conference at the University of Chicago, February 2017.

Teaching Experience

  • First Year Sanskrit (Teaching Assistant, Winter and Spring 2020)
  • South Asian Civilization I: India After Globalization (Teaching Assistant, Autumn 2019)
  • South Asian Civilization II: Religions and Literatures in South Asia (Teaching Assistant, Autumn 2019)
  • South Asian Civilization III: India Before Europe: Histories of Place (Teaching Assistant, Autumn 2019)

Education

MA, University of Chicago Divinity School, 2017

BA, Barnard College, 2015