Graduate Programme in History, York University
Research keywords: Migration; food history; South Asian Diaspora in Canada
Aqeel Ihsan is a doctoral candidate in History at York University, specializing in migration and food history. His research interests focus on the South Asian diaspora currently residing in Canada. His doctoral dissertation seeks to conduct a food history of Toronto by placing ‘smelly cuisines’ at the centre and chronologically tracing the history of the most prominent site where South Asian immigrants, beginning in the early 1970s, could purchase and consume South Asian foodstuffs, the Gerrard India Bazaar. Previously, as part of his Master’s thesis, he conducted an oral history of Partition survivors.