Department of History and Philosophy

Yoshina Hurgobin

Assistant Professor of History

Contact Information

Office: Kennesaw Campus
Social Sciences Building (SO 402), Room 4085
Phone: 470-578-2446


Yoshina Hurgobin is Assistant Professor in South Asian History in the Department of History and Philosophy. She completed her Ph.D. in History at Syracuse University and before coming to KSU, she was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Indian Ocean World Centre, at McGill University. Her research looks at questions of labor migration, citizenship, rights and nationalism in the diaspora of South Asia. Her work has appeared in the journal International Labor Working-Class History and in the edited volume Histories of Medicine and Healing in The Indian Ocean World. She is currently working on her book project that examines the interconnections between Indian immigrant workers’ struggles for rights, their claims to citizenship and the process of nation-making in colonial Mauritius. Her work has been funded by the Rockefeller Archive Center.