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Dane Kennedy


    March 22, 2012

    Professional affiliation

    Professor Emeritus, The George Washington University

    Full Biography

    Dane Kennedy, the Elmer Louis Kayser Professor of History at George Washington University, teaches courses in British imperial, modern British, and world history. He is the author of six books, the most recent being The Imperial History Wars: Debating the British Empire (2018), Decolonization: A Very Short Introduction (2016) and The Last Blank Spaces: Exploring Africa and Australia (2013) and editor or co-editor of three others, including How Empire Shaped Us (2016) and Reinterpreting Exploration: The West in the World (2013). Kennedy was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in 2003-04 and a National Humanities Center Fellowship in 2010-11. He was president of the North American Conference of British Studies from 2011-13. He also directed the National History Center until 2020.