Elmer Louis Kayser Professor of History and International Affairs
801 22nd Street, N.W.
Areas of Expertise
British Empire, colonialism in Africa and India, Modern Britain
Dane Kennedy received his Ph.D. in British history from the University of California at Berkeley in 1981. He teaches British and imperial history at GW, where he holds the Elmer Louis Kayser professorship. He was the recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim fellowship for 2003-2004.
Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley
- Decolonization: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2016);
- How Empire Shaped Us, ed. by Antoinette Burton and Dane Kennedy (Bloomsbury, 2016);
- The Last Blank Spaces: Exploring Africa and Australia (Harvard University Press, 2013);
- The Highly Civilized Man: Richard Burton and the Victorian World (Harvard University Press, 2005);
- Britain and Empire, 1880-1945 (London, 2002)
- The Magic Mountains: Hill Stations and the British Raj (Berkeley, 1996; Delhi, 1996);
- Islands of White: Settler Society and Culture In Kenya and Southern Rhodesia, 1890-1939 (Durham, 1987); and
- Decentering Empire: Britain, India, and the Transcolonial World, Dane Kennedy and Durba Ghosh, eds. (Hyderabad: Orient Longman, 2006)