Joshua Ehrlich is a historian of the British Empire in South Asia with a focus on the projection and reception of political power. Currently a PhD candidate in History at Harvard University, he has been associated with the Lakshmi Mittal South Asia Institute and the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies. He holds a BA from the University of Chicago and an AM from Harvard, both in History. His dissertation, "The East India Company and the Politics of Knowledge," recovers a moment of profound debate over the proper relations between states, corporations, and knowledge. In doing so, it locates resources for understanding our own moment of blurred lines between states and corporations, in which attention has again focused on the globalization and capitalization of knowledge.