About

I’m Sadiah Qureshi. I’m a historian of race, science and empire. This blog gives me a chance to reflect on my personal experiences of being a historian. I’ve written a book about displayed peoples and published various articles on race, science and empire.

I tweet as @SadiahQureshi. I’m writing a book on the history of extinction for Allen Lane, an imprint of Penguin Random House.

My best friend nicknamed me Qualia at university so Qualia’s Qualms was the natural choice for my blog’s name. Qualia (singular ‘quale’) are the qualities or properties perceived or experienced by a person in everyday life, from the warmth of the sun on the skin to the pleasure of seeing a stunning shade of turquoise. You can find out more about how philosophers use the term here.

I’m represented by Andrew Gordon of David Higham Associates.

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