Nicole Ferreira is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies at UC Berkeley. She received her B.A. in History from Guilford College in 2010 and M.A. in History from the University of Delhi in 2014. Her dissertation, Mobile Pasts: Memory, Migration, and Place in Afghan Identity, 1451-1700, traces the development of an Afghan identity in transregional textual conversations that unfolded throughout the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Her broad research interests include memory and practices of history writing, social identities and processes of community formation, and the experience of Muslims both historical and contemporary.