Edward I. Brodkin

Lucretia L. Allyn Professor Emeritus of History

Joined Connecticut College: 1968-2009

B.Sc., McGill University; M.Sc.. London School of Economics and Political Science; Ph.D., Cambridge University (England)


India and Indian history

Professor Brodkin retired from teaching in 2009.

He taught Introduction to Indian Civilization, Modern Indian History, The Emergence of Indian Nationalism, Language, Caste and Communalism: Problems of Integration in South Asia, A Social History of Imperialism, Imperialism in Modern Asia, Women in South Asia and the Middle East, Islam and its Enemies, The Arab-Israeli Conflict, For Gods' Sake: Religious Conflict in the Middle East and South Asia and Antisemitism.

He directed numerous SATA (Study Away Teach Away) India programs; the first in 1996, then in 2000, 2002 and 2004, SATA India 2006 and SATA India 2008. The program was structured to allow for total immersion in Indian studies.

Professor Brodkin served the College extensively as:
• Advisor to the President on the Social Sciences, 1993-96
• Chair, Faculty Steering and Conference Committee, 1993-95
• Acting Director, Asian Studies Program, 1990-91
• Faculty Liaison Committee to Educational Programs 1989-1991
• Faculty Advisor to S.O.A.R. (Society Organized Against Racism), 1984-1991
• Fulbright, Luce, Marshall and Rhodes Selection Committee, 1976-1991
• Minority Affairs Committee, 1985-1991
• Coordinator, 3/2 Committee, 1988-89
• Chair, Department of History, 1984-89
• Connecticut College Presidential Search Committee, 1988-89
• Faculty Steering and Conference Committee, 1987-88, 1985-87
• Secretary, Academic and Administrative Procedures Committee,1978-79
• Director, Asian Studies Program; 1984-85, 1976-79, 1973-74

Professor Brodkin is a recipient of American Philosophical Society Research Grants, a Canada Council Fellowship, and a Smuts Memorial Fellowship of Cambridge University. His articles have appeared in International Affairs, Journal of Asian Studies, Modern Asian Studies, Indian Economic and Social History Review, and Indo-British Review: A Journal of History.

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Edward I. Brodkin
Connecticut College
270 Mohegan Ave.
New London, CT 06320