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Ph.D, Northwestern University
Teaching and Research Interests
Empire and Class, Modern Britain
Alexandra Lindgren-Gibson is a historian of modern Britain and empire. She received her BA from Lawrence University, her MA in History with a specialization in Public History from Arizona State University, and her PhD from Northwestern University (2016). Her research interests are located at the intersection of histories of the British colonial world, class formation, family history, and the histories of race, gender, and sexuality.
Her book project, Working-Class Raj: Making a British Imperial Nonelite, rethinks the history of British class formation through an imperial lens. Bringing together two major themes in British history—class and empire—Working-Class Raj draws on the writings and records of British nonelites to shed light on the entangled experiences of class, race, and private life in Victorian India and Britain. Dr. Lindgren-Gibson’s work has been published in the Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History and supported by the Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation, the International Association for the Study of Sexuality, Culture, and Society, and Northwestern University’s Chabraja Center for Historical Research. Dr. Lindgren-Gibson has taught courses on the history of modern Europe, the British Empire, gender and sexuality in Victorian Britain and in empire, and the history of shopping.