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The breadth and depth of research being conducted by faculty in the Department of Historical Studies is a reflection of the transdisciplinary composition of the Department, which facilitates synergies between researchers in its various disciplines.  Transdisciplinary areas of research strength exist in:  South Asia (history, religion, and culture), the Middle East and Mediterranean (history, religion, and culture), Gender studies (many geographic areas), Diaspora studies (Canada, North America, Europe, Asia), Post-colonial studies (South Asia, Middle East, East Asia).