Susan Pedersen

Gouverneur Morris Professor of British History

Columbia University

Susan Pedersen is Gouverneur Morris Professor of British History at Columbia University. She specializes in British history, the British empire, comparative European history, and international history. Her book about the League of Nations and its impact on the imperial order, The Guardians: The League of Nations and the Crisis of Empire, was published by Oxford UP in 2015. Her previous books include Settler Colonialism in the Twentieth Century: Projects, Practices, Legacies (Routledge, 2005); Eleanor Rathbone and the Politics of Conscience (Yale UP, 2004), which won the Albion book prize of the North American Conference on British Studies; After the Victorians: Private Conscience and Public Duty in Modern Britain (Routledge, 1994); and Family, Dependence, and the Origins of the Welfare State: Britain and France, 1914-1945 (Cambridge, 1993), which won the Allan Sharlin Prize of the Social Science History Association. She has been awarded numerous fellowships by, among other places, All Souls College, Oxford University (2014), the Cullman Center for Writers and Scholars, New York Public Library (2011-12), the Princeton Institute for Advanced Study (2011), the American Academy in Berlin (2009), the Guggenheim Foundation (2006), the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin (2005-6), and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study (2002-3 and 1994-5).