Anand Yang

Professor, Jackson School of International Studies
Anand Yang



Anand Yang is a professor in the Jackson School of International Studies and Chair of the History Department at the University of Washington. From 2002 and 2010 he served as director of the Jackson School of International Studies and was the Golub Chair of International Studies. Prior to joining the UW in 2002, Yang taught at Sweet Briar College and the University of Utah, where he was chair of the history department and then director of the Asian studies program. His publications include the books The Limited Raj: Agrarian Relations in Colonial India and Bazaar India: Markets, Society and the Colonial State in Bihar; a coedited volume titled Interactions: Transregional Perspectives on World History; an edited volume on crime and criminality in British India; and numerous articles in journals on Asian studies, history and the social sciences. Yang serves on the editorial boards of several journals on history and Asian studies and was previously an editor of The Journal of Asian Studies and Peasant Studies.


  • University of Virginia, PhD in History,