William R. Pinch William R. Pinch is Professor of History at Wesleyan University and Associate Editor of the journal History & Theory. His has
written two books – Warrior Ascetics and Indian Empires (2006) and Peasants and Monks in British India (1996), and edited two volumes – Speaking of Peasants: Essays on Indian History and Politics in Honor of Walter Hauser (2008) and History and Theory in a Global Frame (2015, co-edited), and is the author of numerous essays, articles, and book chapters. His current research focuses on micro history of cantonment life in the years leading up to 1857, a co-translation of two 18th-century Brajbhasha poems about the warlord Himmat
Bahadur, and an environmental-cum-cultural history of the waterscape of north Bihar. He
also serves as Treasurer of the American Institute of Indian Studies.