Michele L. Louro is an Associate Professor of History at Salem State University. She received her Ph.D. from Temple University and is broadly trained in the fields of modern South Asian history, British imperial history, international history, and world history. Her first book, Comrades against Imperialism: Nehru, India and Interwar Internationalism (Cambridge University Press), is set between the world wars and recovers the debates, introduces the personalities, and reveals the ideas that seeded Jawaharlal Nehru’s political vision for India and the wider world. Louro is author to essays on this topic that appear in several journals including the Journal of Contemporary History (forthcoming), Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2013), and Third Frame: Literature, Culture and Society (2009), as well as an essay in the edited volume, The Internationalist Moment: South Asia, Worlds and Worldviews (2014).
At Salem State University, Louro teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on modern South Asia, the British Empire, and world history. She is currently the faculty fellow for the Center for Research and Creative Activities at Salem State. She also serves as the Treasurer of the World History Association and is the Managing Editor of the Journal of World History.
Louro is working on two new projects. She is co-editor of a volume of essays, Global Anti-imperialism Between the World Wars, which recovers the history of the League against Imperialism, a rarely studied yet tremendously important institution that coordinated a global response to imperialist and capitalist hegemony of the early twentieth century. Louro also is beginning a new research project on the history of American, Australian and European travelers who crossed Asia overland from 1957-1979.