This is the website for Jessica (Jecca) Namakkal – historian, writer, researcher, teacher, and former art student and aspiring comedienne (ask my students!) I am interested in the histories of empires and movements for decolonization, radical movements and politics, feminism, gender, and sexuality and movement across lands, seas, and borders. Most of my research to date is centered in and around Pondicherry, India. I am currently an Assistant Professor of the Practice in the Program in International Comparative Studies and Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies at Duke University in Durham, NC, USA. I am also a member of the Radical History Review Editorial Collective. You can follow me on twitter @j_namakkal and at academia.edu here.