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First Name
Amy Elizabeth
Last Name
Robinson
Affiliation
Independent Scholar
Website URL
http://www.turningplanet.org/blog/research/
Keywords
imperialism, colonialism, migration, race, mobility, modern britain, human rights, resistance, world history, women's history, literature and history
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About Me

I am a historian, writer, poet, and editor. Currently I work as a content developer for an innovative high school-level world history curriculum, and am offering a course in the history of women’s movements for a continuing education program at Sonoma State University.

My teaching and research interests include:

World History, British Imperial History, Comparative Colonialisms, Women’s Movements in Historical Context, History of Humanitarianism, Migration, Citizenship and Belonging, Thinking Through Categories of Exclusion, Intersectional Feminism, Literature and History

More about my creative writing can be found on my website at: http://www.turningplanet.org/blog/

Recent Publications

• I am currently revising my dissertation for publication. Entitled Tinker, Tailor, Vagrant, Sailor: Colonial Mobility and the British Imperial State, 1880-1910 (Ph.D. dissertation, Stanford University, 2005), the book will examine encounters between colonial sojourners and British imperial bureaucrats both inside Britain and outside the boundaries of the empire, to illuminate the role of travel networks, stories, and ideologies in the formation of modern bureaucratic categories of citizenship. It is filled with characters and stories that are hard to forget — circus performers and impostors and eye doctors and miners and consuls and befuddled Foreign and Colonial Office bureaucrats. It holds intimate stories of migration, mishap, and precarity in the same hand as big stories of global integration and imperial power.

• I also served as Research Director for The Insular Empire: America in the Marianas, a public television documentary, which aired on PBS nationwide and is now included in the Zinn Education Project’s list of recommended Teaching Materials.

 

 

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
Caribbean, England, India, Ireland, United Kingdom, United States
Expertise by Chronology
Modern
Expertise by Topic
Colonialism, Human Rights, Migration & Immigration, Race, Women