About Us

alanphotoProfessor Alan Lester
Professor of Historical Geography
Alan Lester’s first degree was from the University of Cambridge and his PhD from the University of London. He has been at the University of Sussex since 2000, becoming Professor of Historical Geography in 2006 and the University’s first Director of Interdisciplinary Research in 2013. He has held visiting lectureships at Rhodes University and the University of Fort Hare, an Erskine Fellowship at the University of Canterbury and an inaugural fellowship in humanities at La Trobe University.

katephoto1Dr. Kate Boehme
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Kate Boehme holds a PhD in History from the University of Cambridge, for which her thesis analysed the development of Indian business networks in and around Bombay in the mid-nineteenth century. Her article “Smuggling India: Deconstructing Western India’s Illicit Export Trade, 1818-1870” was published in the Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society in June 2015. She has been employed at the School of Global Studies of the University of Sussex since November 2015.

petephotoDr. Peter Mitchell
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Pete Mitchell received his PhD from Queen Mary University of London in 2014. His thesis studied early modern cultural logistics, imperialist historiography, and the formation of the historical collections of the India Office Records. He has worked in the museum sector with a specialism in nineteenth-century social history. His teaching to date has focused on medieval and early modern literatures and literary theory.

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