Chapters and Articles

“Imperial Citizenship in a British World,” in Routledge Global Citizenship Studies Handbook (Routledge, 2014).

Anne Rush (Bonds of Empire) and I examine nineteenth- and twentieth-century claims on imperial citizenship on part of West Indian, Asian, and African intellectuals — a cultural and social definition of citizenship based on loyalty to Crown and empire, respectable status and “civilization,” and a belief in the British constitution. Applying Anne’s expertise on the West Indies and my own on about southern Africa, we explore how a shared idiom of citizenship shape metropolitan and colonial politics from Queen Victoria to the Empire Windrush (and beyond). Read more on Google Books.

“Imperial Citizenship and the Origins of South African Nationalism,” in Crossing Boundaries: Ethnicity, Race, and National Belonging in a Transnational World, ed. Brian Behnken and Simon Wendt (Lexington Books, 2013).


“Respectable Subjects of the Queen: The Royal Tour of 1901 and Imperial Citizenship in South Africa,” in Britishness, Identity, and Citizenship: The View from Abroad (Oxford: Peter Lang, 2011).