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University of North Texas
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British Empire, war and society, First World War, Indian Army, British India, British Raj, colonialism, post-colonialism, Race and religion, race and war/militaries
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About Me

Kate Imy is a historian of the British Empire with an emphasis on culture, gender, and race in colonial armies. She received her PhD at Rutgers in 2016 after completing research in English, Hindi,and Urdu supported by the Mellon and Fulbright foundations. Her first book, which is under contract with Stanford University Press, examines identity and power in the 20th century British Indian army. Her next project is a comparative analysis of race in colonial and postcolonial military institutions. She is organizing a conference on “Imperial Legacies of 1919” at the University of North Texas in April 2019.

Recent Publications

“Kidnapping and a ‘Confirmed Sodomite’: An Intimate Enemy on the Northwest Frontier of India, 1915-1925,” Twentieth Century British History 28, 1 (March 2017): 29-56.

“Fascist Yogis: Martial Bodies and Imperial Impotence,” Journal of British Studies 55, 2 (April 2016): 320-343.

“Queering the Martial Races: Masculinity, Sex and Circumcision in the Twentieth Century British Indian Army” Gender & History, 27, 2 (August 2015): 374–396.
**Winner of the Nupur Chaudhuri First Article Prize (Coordinating Council for Women in History), presented at the American Historical Association (January 2017).

Media Coverage
Country Focus
British Empire, India
Expertise by Geography
Asia, British Isles, Southeast Asia, United Kingdom
Expertise by Chronology
20th century
Expertise by Topic
Colonialism, Food History, Gender, Military, World War I