Field-Of-Study: British History
A Professor of History and African and African American Studies at Harvard University, Caroline Elkins has produced groundbreaking work whose impact reaches beyond the ivory tower. Her first publication Imperial Reckoning: The Untold Story of Britain’s Gulag in Kenya (Henry Holt, 2005) details the British crackdown on the Mau Mau movement in Kenya from 1952
Antoinette Burton is Professor of History and Bastian Professor of Global and Transnational Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where she teaches empire and world histories. Trained as a Victorianist, she’s written on feminism, politics, and empire; Indians in 19th-century Britain; 20th-century Indian women writers; archives and fiction; bodies in world history; postcolonial questions;
Robert Zaller was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1940. He received his B.A. from Queens College, CUNY in 1960, and his M.A. (1963) and Ph.D. (1968) from Washington University. A specialist in Tudor-Stuart History and Professor of History at Drexel University, his works include The Parliament of 1621: A Study in Constitutional History, Europe
Historian Carla Gardina Pestana works at the intersection of empire and religion. Her current scholarship explores the mid-seventeenth century turning point when the European contest for colonial dominance in the Atlantic world rose to a fever pitch. Various European powers vying for position engaged in hostilities to snatch colonies and trading outposts from one another,
As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1926–27: Williams, Judith Blow: Appointed for a study in England, of the efforts, both of individuals and through concerted private and governmental action, to open markets for the products of the Industrial Revolution; tenure, twelve months from August 1, 1927. Born August 1, 1890, in New York City.