I am a historian specialising in the early nineteenth century, principally Britain’s relationship with India. My work focuses on the political culture and philosophy of Imperialism, in particular the alternative vision of empire put forward by British Radicals. My wider interests include British reactions to Revolutionary and Napoleonic France and social conditions during the Industrial Revolution. My research seeks to redefine our understanding of empire in India during the early nineteenth century. It does so by focussing on the primacy of politics and the war of words which erupted over the future of British India between Tories, Whigs and Radicals.
I have provided administrative support for TORCH and was curator of Writing the History of the Raj, a collaborative exhibition with the Bodleian Library.