Michele Louro

Professional Details

Title Professor
Department History
Office Sullivan Building 102G
Phone 978.542.2419
Email michele.louro@salemstate.edu
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Recent and Upcoming Courses

HST 105 Colonialism and the Making of the Modern World
HST 256 Modern India
IDS 600H Honors Seminar I
IDS 601H Honors Seminar II

Professional Biography

Michele L. Louro is a professor of history at Salem State University. She received her Ph.D. from Temple University and is broadly trained in the fields of global and international history with interests in modern South Asia and British imperialism. She is author to Comrades against Imperialism: Nehru, India and Interwar Internationalism (Cambridge University Press, 2018), as well as co-editor and contributor to League against Imperialism: Lives and Afterlives (Leiden Univeristy Press, 2020). Her new project examines a global history of the red scare, examining the transimperial networks of anti-communism and its applications in colonial India. This project is funded by the U.S. Fulbright program and the American Institute of Indian Studies. At Salem State University, professor Louro teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on modern world history, South Asia, and the British Empire. She is currently the faculty fellow for Open Education Resources at Salem State. She also serves president of the Society for Advancing the history of South Asia, an American Historical Association affiliate. In the past, she was treasurer of the World History Association and the former Managing Editor of the Journal of World History (2017-2019).