Visiting Speakers

Leela Gandhi

Professor of English
University of Chicago

Leela Gandhi's research and teaching interests include sixteenth- and seventeenth-century drama, the culture of late-Victorian radicalism, Indo-Anglian literature, and Postcolonial theory.

Durba Ghosh

Associate Professor of History
Cornell University

Durba Ghosh is an associate professor of history at Cornell University where she teaches courses on modern South Asia, gender, and colonialism.

Kathryn Gleadle

Lecturer in Modern History
University of Oxford

Kathryn Gleadle specializes in British political culture of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, with particular interests in the political engagement of women and children.

Rishi Goyal

Doctor and Scholar

Rishi Goyal finished his PhD in English and his Emergency Medicine residency as Chief Resident from Columbia University in 2010.  He then took a job as Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and English Literature at the University of Arizona.

Susan R. Grayzel

Professor of History
University of Mississippi

Susan R. Grayzel is the author of Women’s Identities at War: Gender, Motherhood, and Politics in Britain and France during the First World War (University of North Carolina Press, 1999), which won the British Council Prize from the North American Conference on British Studies in 2000, and Women and the First World War (Longman, 2002), a global history.

Rachel Hadas

Professor of English
Rutgers University

Professor Hadas is the author of numerous books of poetry, essays, and translations.

Jeanne Haffner

Lecturer on the History of Science
Harvard University

Jeanne Haffner is a lecturer in the History of Science Department at Harvard University. Her book, The View from Above: The Science of Social Space (MIT Press, 2013), explores the role of visual techniques in the evolution of the "new urbanism" in postwar France.

Catherine Hall

Emerita Professor of Modern British Social and Cultural History
University College London

Catherine Hall's research focuses on re-thinking the relation between Britain and its empire in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. She is particularly interested in the ways in which empire impacted upon metropolitan life, how the empire was lived 'at home', and how English identities, both masculine and feminine, were constituted in relation to the multiple 'others' of the empire. Civilising Subjects looks at the process of mutual constitution, both of colonizer and colonized, in England and Jamaica in the period between the 1830s and the 1860s. Catherine's recent book, Macaulay and Son: Architects of Imperial Britain (2012), focuses on the significance of the Macaulays, father and son, in defining the parameters of nation and empire in the early nineteenth century.