Balraj Gill

Balraj Gill

PhD Candidate in American Studies
Balraj Gill

Balraj Gill is a PhD candidate in American Studies at Harvard University. She works at the intersection of Indigenous studies, settler colonial and imperial histories of the Americas, and carceral studies. Her dissertation project, The Politics of Confinement: Indigenous Homelands, Imperial Duress, and Incarceration in the Deep North, examines how histories of Indigenous confinement and incarceration broaden our understanding of what scholars have called the Age of Mass Incarceration. Her research has been supported by the Newberry Consortium for American Indian Studies, Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History, and the Canada Program at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. She also participated in the Harvard and Slavery Research Project and co-authored an essay on Harvard’s historical relationship with slavery in the edited volume Slavery and the University: Histories and Legacies (University of Georgia Press).