National Fellow

Salonee Bhaman

C. Austin Buck Family National Fellow
B.A. Columbia University in the City of New York (2014) with Distinction
M.A. Yale University (2019)
M.Phil. Yale University (2019)
Dream Mentor:
Margot Canaday
Princeton University
Fields of Interest:
American Political Development
Gender History
Healthcare Policy
History of Capitalism
Housing Policy
Legal History
Political Economy
Social Issues
Urban History


Salonee Bhaman is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of History and program in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Yale University. Her research interests focus on intersecting histories of race, gender, social welfare, migration, and labor in the twentieth-century United States. At Yale, she is a member of the Yale Working Group on Globalization and Culture, the Carceral Studies Working Group, and Women and Gender Studies Working Group and Colloquium. Away from Yale, she is a New York City Asian American Feminist Collective leadership committee member. She received a B.A. in history with honors from Columbia University in 2014.

Thesis Description:

“The Borders of Care: Welfare, Intimacy, and Regulation in the Era of AIDS

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