Caroline Elkins

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Caroline Elkins is Professor of History at Harvard University, working on the history of colonial violence and post-conflict reconciliation in Africa, and violence and the decline of the British Empire. Professor Elkins's first book, Imperial Reckoning: The Untold Story of Britain's Gulag in Kenya, was awarded the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction.

She is also the editor (with Susan Pederson) of Settler Colonialists in the 20th Century: Projects, Practices, Legacies (2005) and is currently working on a new project investigating British counter-insurgency operations after the Second World War, with case studies including Palestine, Malaya, Kenya, Cyprus, and Nyasaland.

Professor Elkins is also a frequent contributor to The New York Times Book Review, The Atlantic, and The New Republic.

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