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Elizabeth Prevost received her B.A. from Trinity College (CT) and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Northwestern University. Her research focuses on the history of gender, colonialism, and Christianity. She is the author of The Communion of Women: Missions and Gender in Colonial Africa and the British Metropole (Oxford University Press, 2010), a study of the intersection of women's missionary movements, religious encounters, and British feminism in the late 19th & early 20th centuries. Her current project explores the role of transnational philanthropy in the decolonization of British Africa. She enjoys choral singing, travel, and good food.