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Hi, I'm

Sohum Pal.

I am a legal historian and

book critic.

About Me

About Me

I live in Manhattan, New York. I am a JD-PhD student at Columbia Law School (where I am a Columbia Academic Scholar) and the Columbia University Department of History (where I focus on the history of the Atlantic world and received the Provost's Diversity Fellowship).

 

Previously, I received my Bachelor's and Master's degrees in History from Yale University in 2020 with a thesis titled "Debts of Empire: Re-centering Credit in the West Indies."

 

My scholarly writing focuses on how the history of slavery persists in our contemporary financial structures--and as a legal scholar, I'm interested in figuring out how legal structures can make the economy more racially democratic.

I am a freelance critic. My critical writing focuses on anticolonial and feminist concerns, particularly on the dual roles of violence and vulnerability in the world. I take a wide array of subjects, including poetry, fiction, and academic texts.

I am also an experienced facilitator, particularly in leading workshops centered on transformative justice and other abolitionist conflict-resolution strategies.

I am available for commissions, editing, consulting, and workshops. Please contact me below for any of the above.

Contact Me

Contact Me

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