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Alison Bashford (born 1963) is a noted scholar of the global histories of science, with particular interest in the modern histories of gender and colonialism.Click here to see the full biography
Alison Bashford (born 1963) is a noted scholar of the global histories of science, with particular interest in the modern histories of gender and colonialism.
She is Vere Harmsworth Professor of Imperial and Naval History at the University of Cambridge., in succession to Sir Christopher Bayly, and Professor of Modern History at the University of Sydney. Between 2009 and 2010, Bashford held the Chair of Australian Studies at Harvard University. Previously, Bashford had positions at Warwick University and University College, London. In 2010, she was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities.
She has published four books, including Purity and Pollution: Gender, Embodiment, and Victorian Medicine (1998), Imperial Hygiene: A Critical History of Colonialism, Nationalism, and Public Health (2004) and Life on Earth: Geopolitics and the World Population Problem (2013), and edited seven, including Medicine at the Border: Disease, Globalization and Security, 1850 to the Present (2006), the Oxford Handbook of the History of Eugenics (2010), and Pacific Histories: Ocean, Land, People (2014).
Her current work focuses on Malthus and Malthusianism in their international contexts.Click here to hide this biography