Dr. Joe Sramek received his B.A. in history from SUNY-Binghamton in 1998 and his Ph.D. from CUNY Graduate Center in 2007. He is the author of Gender, Morality, and Race in Company India (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011), which examines the roles that gender and race played in the construction of colonial rule in British India under the aegis of the East India Company.
His current research focuses on British ethnicity and nationalism among the colonial expatriate communities in early Company India, tentatively entitled "Being British in Company India: Nationalism and Imperialism in a Colonial Milieu, ca. 1750-1857.