Participant Info

First Name
Kate
Last Name
Imy
Affiliation
University of North Texas
Website URL
https://www.sup.org/books/title/?id=31378
Keywords
British Empire, war and society, Indian Army, British Raj, colonialism, post-colonialism, race and religion, gender
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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, Faithful Fighters: Identity and Power in the British Indian Army, examines culture and anti-colonialism in the 20th century British Indian army. Her next project considers soldier and civilian experiences of war in Singapore and Malaya. She organized a conference on “Imperial Legacies of 1919” at the University of North Texas in April 2019 and is a co-coordinator of the “Body in Colonial India” initiative. She is a Managing Editor at the British Journal for Military History.

Recent Publications

Faithful Fighters: Identity and Power in the British Indian Army (Stanford, 2019). https://www.sup.org/books/title/?id=31378

“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, Singapore, Malaya
Expertise by Geography
Asia, British Isles, Southeast Asia, United Kingdom
Expertise by Chronology
Modern, 20th century
Expertise by Topic
Colonialism, Food History, Gender, Military, Religion, Sexuality, World War I, World War II