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Christian Damm Pedersen

Christian Damm Pedersen

Research Assistant

I am a historian of Britain and the British Empire. I have previously been a visiting researcher at the British Institute in Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya, a visiting scholar at the Oxford Centre for Global History, University of Oxford, and a research assistant in the Department of History, University of Southern Denmark.

My research interests lie in modern British history and the comparative history of empires with a particular emphasis on African contexts, which I combine with an interest in world history. I also have a broader interest in the history of rights and the development of citizenship in imperial contexts, historiography, political ideas, as well as the memory of empire and imperial violence.

Follow at Twitter @ChrDammPedersen


The Break-Up of 'Greater Britain': The Global Origins of the Crisis of Britishness (Graduate)

The British Empire Through British Eyes 1880-2000 (Undergraduate)

The Making of the English-Speaking World (Undergraduate)

Memories of Empire (Graduate)

Primary fields of research


  • British history
  • African history
  • Imperial history
  • Global History
  • History of rights
  • History of citizenship
  • Violence and memory
  • Political and civic communities
  • Denmark's imperial past

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