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Antoinette Burton

Shadows of the Future: Revisiting the First Anglo-Afghan Wars, 1839-1919

April 2, 2013

Antoinette Burton is Bastian Professor of Global and Transnational Studies and Professor of History at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Guggenheim fellow. She is a historian of 19th and 20th century Britain and its empire, with a specialty 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 her research, much of which has been concerned with the role of Indian women in the imperial and post-colonial imagination.