I was very proud to defend my dissertation on the British Indian Army on March 8 – International Women’s Day – until one of my advisors noted (lovingly) that there were “hardly any women in it.” She pointed out (and implicitly criticized) what is the troublingly common assumption – that of course stories about wars… Read more →
Kate Imy is an Assistant Professor of History at the University of North Texas. Her award-winning first book, Faithful Fighters: Identity and Power in the British Indian Army, was released by Stanford University Press in 2019. Her work has also appeared in Gender & History, the Journal of British Studies, and Twentieth Century British History. Her next book project examines the colonial origins of the “hearts and minds” idea of war in Singapore and Malaya. In 2021, she will be a residential fellow at the National University of Singapore and Stanford University with the Lee Kong Chian NUS-Stanford fellowship on Southeast Asia.