Barbara Ramusack

Barbara Ramusack

Charles Phelps Taft Professor; Professor Emerita

McMicken Hall


A&S History Emeriti - 0373

Professional Summary

Professor Ramusack received her Ph.D. in history from the University of Michigan in 1969 and has been teaching at the University of Cincinnati since 1967. While she teaches courses on South Asia from Mohenjo Daro to the present, her primary research interests are in the princely states, women’s issues and maternal and child health during the colonial period. She has worked extensively in archives throughout India and in the United Kingdom where her research has been supported by fellowships from the American Institute of Indian Studies, the Fulbright programs, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Smithsonian Institution. She has also served two terms as Director of Graduate Studies and one term as Head in the UC Department of History and as Chair of the Taft Faculty Executive Board.


India, Women in India and China

Courses Taught

Asian Civilizations: India

Twentieth Century South Asia

Women in India and China

Empire, Nationalism and Film in India

Mahatma Gandhi: Reformer or Revolutionary, Politician or Saint?