Antoinette Burton

Professor of History

University of Illinois

Antoinette Burton is a Professor of History, Gender, and Women's Studies and the Interim Head of Sociology of at the University of Illinois. She researches 19th and 20th century Britain and its empire, with a speciality in colonial India and an ongoing interest in Australasia and Africa. She has written on topics ranging from feminism and colonialism to the relationship of empire to the nation and the world. Women, gender and sexuality have always been central to my research, much of which has been concerned with the role of Indian women in the imperial and postcolonial imagination. Her most recent publications are Empires and the Reach of the Global with Tony Ballantyne (Harvard 2012), The First Anglo-Afghan Wars: A Reader with Mary-Ann Winkelmes and Kyle Mays (Duke, 2014), An Illinois Sampler: Teaching and Research on the Prairie (Illinois, 2014) and, forthcoming: Ten Books That Shaped the British Empire: Creating an Imperial Commons with Isabel Hofmeyr (Duke, 2014).