Zak Leonard

Zak Leonard

Teaching Fellow in the Social Sciences, History and the College

Zak Leonard is a historian of modern South Asia and the British Empire. His first book reveals how British dissidents and their Indian allies collectively challenged colonial rule as a system of prejudicial anomalies that resulted in virtual enslavement, exacerbated deindustrialization and infrastructural decay, and impeded the operations of a functional civil society. He has also begun work on a new project that reassesses the concept of “colonial anxiety” by probing the relationship between technological innovation and panics from the 1840s to the Second World War.

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