Section: Staff Profiles

Andrea Major

Andrea Major
Lecturer in Wider World History , University of Leeds
School of Social and Political Science
University of Edinburgh
Room 352 William Robertson Building Edinburgh UK
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Andrea Major (History Department, University of Leeds) was awarded her doctorate by the University of Edinburgh in 2004.

Her doctoral and subsequent ESRC funded postdoctoralwork on sati has been published as the monograph Pious Flames: European Encounters with Sati 1500-1830 (Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2006), as well as forming the basis of Sati: An Historical Anthology (Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2007), and the forthcoming monograph Sati, Sovereignty and Social Reform: The British Campaign Against Sati in the Princely States. Her research interests focus on British interpretations of and engagements with Indian social, religious, cultural and gender issues and, as a result, in addition to further work on sati, she has carried out research on child marriage in colonial India and missionary engagements with Indian society, especially their reponses to the Indian uprising of 1857. She currently holds a two year Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship for a project entitled ‘Slavery and the Raj: Empire, Abolition & Unfree Labour in India, 1790-1857’.


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