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Caroline Elkins

Professor of African Studies at Harvard University & Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author of "Imperial Reckoning"

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 Caroline Elkins Biography

A Professor of History and African and African American Studies at Harvard University, Caroline Elkins has produced groundbreaking work whose impact reaches beyond the ivory tower. Her first publication Imperial Reckoning: The Untold Story of Britain’s Gulag in Kenya details the British crackdown on the Mau Mau movement in Kenya from 1952 to 1960, dispelling in the process the widely accepted notion that Britain’s “deaccessioning” of her empire was entirely humane and civilized. Awarded a Pulitzer Prize, named a best history book of the year by The Economist and a New York Times Editor’s Choice, and applauded by Publishers Weekly as a “profoundly chilling portrait of the inherent racism and violence of ‘colonial logic,’” Imperial Reckoning was an outgrowth of Ms. Elkins’ dissertation and the product of ten years of research in British archives and throughout Kenya (she is well versed in Kikuyu, the language of the minority Kenyan population that suffered the most during the British suppression of the Mau Mau “Emergency”). Well before the completion of this book, her initial findings formed the basis for the 2002 BBC documentary Kenya: White Terror, which won the International Red Cross Award at the Monte Carlo Film Festival.

Her research for Imperial Reckoning was supported by an Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in the Humanities (1994-95), a Fulbright Fellowship (1998-99), and an SSRC Fellowship (1999-2000).

During her Guggenheim Fellowship term, she will be working on her second book, tentatively titled Twilight: The End of the British Empire, which, as she explains, will examine “the process of British decolonialization through the lens of . . . counter-insurgency operations that were waged in the empire after 1945” in Palestine, Malaya, Kenya, Cyprus, Aden, Southern Rhodesia, and Northern Ireland.

In addition to teaching at Harvard and publishing articles in such important academic journals as the Journal of Interdisciplinary History and the American Historical Review, Ms. Elkins has brought her insights to the general public with her contributions to The New York Times Book Review, The Atlantic, The New Republic, The Independent, the London Times, NPR’s All Things Considered, and through various radio and television appearances in Britain, Australia, and Kenya. She has also been the Fusco Lecturer at the University of Connecticut and a keynote speaker at the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, the University of Nairobi, Kenya, and the 3er Encuentro Internacional del Veracruz, Mexico.

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Imperial Reckoning: The Untold Story of Britain's Gulag in Kenya

Imperial Reckoning: The Untold Story of Britain's Gulag in Kenya

IMPERIAL RECKONING: THE UNTOLD STORY OF BRITAIN'S GULAG IN KENYA BY (Author)Elkins, Caroline[Paperback]Dec-2005

IMPERIAL RECKONING: THE UNTOLD STORY OF BRITAIN'S GULAG IN KENYA BY (Author)Elkins, Caroline[Paperback]Dec-2005

Speaking Topics
  • The Dark Side of Democracy: Empire in the Twentieth Century

  • Human Rights in a Global World

  • The Curse of Genocide

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Caroline Elkins

Professor of African Studies at Harvard University & Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author of "Imperial Reckoning"

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Caroline Elkins Biography

A Professor of History and African and African American Studies at Harvard University, Caroline Elkins has produced groundbreaking work whose impact reaches beyond the ivory tower. Her first publication Imperial Reckoning: The Untold Story of Britain’s Gulag in Kenya details the British crackdown on the Mau Mau movement in Kenya from 1952 to 1960, dispelling in the process the widely accepted notion that Britain’s “deaccessioning” of her empire was entirely humane and civilized. Awarded a Pulitzer Prize, named a best history book of the year by The Economist and a New York Times Editor’s Choice, and applauded by Publishers Weekly as a “profoundly chilling portrait of the inherent racism and violence of ‘colonial logic,’” Imperial Reckoning was an outgrowth of Ms. Elkins’ dissertation and the product of ten years of research in British archives and throughout Kenya (she is well versed in Kikuyu, the language of the minority Kenyan population that suffered the most during the British suppression of the Mau Mau “Emergency”). Well before the completion of this book, her initial findings formed the basis for the 2002 BBC documentary Kenya: White Terror, which won the International Red Cross Award at the Monte Carlo Film Festival.

Her research for Imperial Reckoning was supported by an Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in the Humanities (1994-95), a Fulbright Fellowship (1998-99), and an SSRC Fellowship (1999-2000).

During her Guggenheim Fellowship term, she will be working on her second book, tentatively titled Twilight: The End of the British Empire, which, as she explains, will examine “the process of British decolonialization through the lens of . . . counter-insurgency operations that were waged in the empire after 1945” in Palestine, Malaya, Kenya, Cyprus, Aden, Southern Rhodesia, and Northern Ireland.

In addition to teaching at Harvard and publishing articles in such important academic journals as the Journal of Interdisciplinary History and the American Historical Review, Ms. Elkins has brought her insights to the general public with her contributions to The New York Times Book Review, The Atlantic, The New Republic, The Independent, the London Times, NPR’s All Things Considered, and through various radio and television appearances in Britain, Australia, and Kenya. She has also been the Fusco Lecturer at the University of Connecticut and a keynote speaker at the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, the University of Nairobi, Kenya, and the 3er Encuentro Internacional del Veracruz, Mexico.

Caroline Elkins Videos

  • Tragedy and Vindication for Colonial Kenya: Faculty Insight with ...
  • Caroline Elkins - Colonial War Crimes in Kenya - YouTube

Caroline Elkins Books

Caroline Elkins Speaking Topics

  • The Dark Side of Democracy: Empire in the Twentieth Century

  • Human Rights in a Global World

  • The Curse of Genocide

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  • How to book Caroline Elkins?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Caroline Elkins for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Caroline Elkins, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Caroline Elkins or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Caroline Elkins?

    Booking fees for Caroline Elkins, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Caroline Elkins, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Caroline Elkins?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Caroline Elkins for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Caroline Elkins for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Caroline Elkins or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Caroline Elkins or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Caroline Elkins is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Caroline Elkins for your event is available upon request. Caroline Elkins generally travels from Cambridge, MA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are David Goodman, John Zogby, Bing West, Adrian Nicole LeBlanc and Helen Prejean. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Caroline Elkins for an upcoming event.

Caroline Elkins Speaker Videos

  • Tragedy and Vindication for Colonial Kenya: Faculty Insight with ...
    Caroline Elkins - Colonial War Crimes in Kenya - YouTube

Caroline Elkins Speaking Topics

  • The Dark Side of Democracy: Empire in the Twentieth Century

  • Human Rights in a Global World

  • The Curse of Genocide

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