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University of Toronto
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Legal History, History of the British Empire, History of Medicine
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About Me

I’m a historian of criminal law in the nineteenth-century British empire. My current book project, Unsound Empire: Guilt and Responsibility in British Imperial Law, uses homicide cases from colonial Canada, Australia, India and England to interrogate how changes in mental science and understandings of the ‘primitive’ inflected common law concepts of criminal responsibility and practices of governance in the British world. Other interests include the histories of medical jurisprudence, colonial detectives, and arson.

Recent Publications
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British Empire
Expertise by Geography
Australia, England, India, North America, United Kingdom
Expertise by Chronology
19th century
Expertise by Topic
Colonialism, Law, Medicine