Rushnae Kabir

Rushnae Kabir

PhD Student


Cohen 231

Rushnae is a doctoral student in the Department of Religious Studies, University of Pennsylvania, specializing in the study of South Asian Islam. Her research explores print culture, gender and identity politics in the nineteenth and twentieth century, with a particular focus on the popular Milad ritual. She is also interested in the dynamics of ‘localization’ and translation of religious canon into vernaculars.

Prior to joining the University of Pennsylvania, she completed her BA in History (Honours) from the University of Delhi and MA in Modern History from the Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University.


BA, History (Honours), University of Delhi, 2018
MA, Modern History, Jawaharlal Nehru University, 2020

Research Interests

Print Culture

Gender & Households

Ritual Practice

Identity Politics

Religious Politics in South Asia

Research Areas
South Asia