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W. Roger Louis, Philippa Levine, Director HRC 3.202, Mailcode F1900, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-475-7228

Philippa Levine

Professor D.Phil., 1984, Oxford University (St. Antony's College)

Co-Director of British Studies; Mary Helen Thompson Centennial Professor in the Humanities
Philippa Levine



Philippa Levine grew up in the United Kingdom, and came to the U.S. in 1987. She taught at the University of Southern California before joining the UT faculty in 2010. She has also taught in her native Britain and in Australia.

Research Interests

British Empire; intersections of race and gender; science, medicine and society

Awards, Honors

Guggenheim Fellowship (2007-8); Resident Fellow, Bellagio Center, Rockefeller Foundation (2002); various visiting fellowships in Australia, Britain, Ireland, and Canada, plus research grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Institutes of Health


2009: Gender, Labour, War and Empire in Modern Britain. Essays on Modern Britain, co-edited with Susan Grayzel, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

2007: The British Empire, Sunrise to Sunset, Harlow: Longman Pearson

2007: Beyond Sovereignty: Britain, Empire and Transnationalism, 1860-1950, co-edited with Kevin Grant and Frank Trentman, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

2004: Gender  and Empire: Oxford History of the British Empire Companion Series, Oxford: Oxford University Press

2003: Prostitution, Race and Politics: Policing Venereal Disease in the British Empire, New York: Routledge

2000: Women's Suffrage in the British Empire: Citizenship, Nation and Race, co-edited with Laura Mayhall and Ian Fletcher, London: Routledge

1990: Feminist Lives in Victorian England Private Roles and Public Commitment,  Oxford: Basil Blackwell

1987: Victorian Feminism 1850-1900, London: Hutchinson Education, later Routledge, and Gainesville, FL: University of Florida Press. 1994,

1986: The Amateur and the Professional. Historians, Antiquarians and Archaeologists in Victorian England, 1838-1886, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

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