Indiana University Bloomington

Pedro Machado

Assistant Professor
Department of History

Pedro Machado

Office: Ballantine 832 
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Research Interests
Prof. Machado specializes in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Indian Ocean social, cultural and economic networks, and their dynamics of circulation and mobility.

Area Involvement
Prof. Machado recently completed his first book, Ocean of Trade: South Asian Merchants, Africa and the Indian Ocean, c. 1750-1850, which will be published in September 2014 by Cambridge University Press.

Select Honors and Awards

  • Indiana University College Arts and Humanities Institute, Research Travel Grant, 2014.
  • Indiana University Office of the Vice President for International Affairs, Language Learning Grant, 2014.
  • Indiana University Trustees Teaching Award, 2012.
  • University of Pittsburgh World History Center, Visiting Scholar, 2011-12.
  • Santa Clara University Provost’s Research Award, 2007-08.
  • New York University Center For Teaching Excellence Award, 2006.