Twilight: The End of the British Empire after the Second World War


Forthcoming 2012

I am currently working on a book-length, revisionist history on Britain’s counter- insurgency wars and the end of empire. The research combines archival and oral data in order to trace the circulation of people and ideas through the British Empire along with the concomitant violence that accompanied each war. The analysis will focus on several aspects of imperial retreat, including the inherent paradoxes in the colonial projects, degree to which accumulated knowledge evolved into a perceived model for imperial divestment, the nature of counter- insurgent coercion, and the transference of ideas and practices to the United States.