TITLE: Philippa Levine Discusses Why Historians Ignore Women in Studies on Decolonization
SPEAKER: Philippa Levine
EVENT DATE: 2009/07/15
RUNNING TIME: 66 minutes
Philippa Levine, a professor at the University of Southern California, discusses why decolonization studies rarely include the contributions of women, from the perspectives of women involved in anti-colonial movements and women who were part of the colonial authority structure. The lecture is sponsored by the John W. Kluge Center in conjunction with the National History Center's Decolonization Seminar.
Speaker Biography: Philippa Levine received her doctorate in philosophy from St. Antony's College, University of Oxford, in 1983. She is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of British Studies and Women's History Review, a council member of the North American Conference on British Studies and a fellow of the Royal Historical Society. Levine's books include "The British Empire: Sunrise to Sunset" (2007); "Gender and Empire" (2004); "Prostitution, Race and Politics: Policing Venereal Disease in the British Empire" (2003); "Women's Suffrage in the British Empire: Citizenship, Nation and Race" (2000); and "Feminist Lives in Victorian England: Private Roles and Public Commitment" (1990).