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Humanities and Social Studies Center N3134
Grinnell, IA 50112
United States

Curriculum Vitae

Elizabeth Prevost


Elizabeth Prevost, Frederick L. Baumann Professor of History, is a historian of modern Britain and the Empire/Commonwealth, colonial Africa, women & gender, global Christianity, and reading & publishing. 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 religious encounters and feminism in the late 19th & early 20th centuries. More recently, she has written on the interwar politics of colonial trusteeship and indirect rule; postwar welfare programs and decolonization; and the intersection of women’s professionalism and anti-imperialism. Her current book projects, forthcoming with Oxford and Palgrave, investigate British detective fiction as a product of global crisis and transformation.

Education and Degrees

B.A. from Trinity College (CT) M.A. and Ph.D. from Northwestern University

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