University of Wisconsin–Madison

Oindrila Chattopadhyay

TA: HistSci 212, Instructor Travis Weisse

Advisor: Colleen Dunlavy

Office: 4269 Mosse Humanities
Mailbox: 5088 Mosse Humanities
Phone: 608.890.3307
Office Hours: TBA

Oindrila Chattopadhyay


I explore the environmental consequences of human actions and, in turn, their effects on human health on a transnational scale.

I have previously worked on the intersections of environment, health and human perceptions in the context of India, and more specifically West Bengal.


B.A., In History from Jadavpur University, India
M.A., In History from Jadavpur University, India
M.Phil., – In Development Studies with Specialization in History from the Institute of Development Studies Kolkata, University of Calcutta


  • U.S. History (19th-20th centuries), History of Environment, Science and Medicine

M.A. Title

  • “Conquering “Pest-holes of Infection”: Motivations Behind The Rockefeller Foundation’s Work on Yellow Fever (1915-1942)”

Courses Taught as TA

  • History of Science/ Medical History 212: Bodies, Diseases and Healers: An Introduction to the History of Medicine (Fall 2017)