David Ludden

Professor of History Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Email: del5@nyu.edu
Education: BA, MA, PhD University of Pennsylvania

Research Areas: World History, Afro-Eurasian History, Globalization, Capitalism, Inequality


David Ludden is Professor of History at New York University. He received his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania, in 1978, and served on the Penn faculty from 1981 until 2007. He has directed South Asia programs at Penn, the Social Science Research Council, the Fulbright Senior Scholars program (CIES), and NYU. He was President of the Association for Asian Studies in 2002-3. His research focuses broadly on South Asia, globalization, and inequities of capitalist economic development. He is the founding director of the NYU Global Asia Program.