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Dr Jon WIlson

Dr Jon Wilson

 Senior Lecturer in British Imperial & South Asian History


Tel +44 (0)20 7848 1081
Address Department of History
King’s College London
Room S8.16
London WC2R 2LS


Jon Wilson joined the department in 1999 as Lecturer in British Imperial and South Asian History. He was awarded a DPhil from Oxford University in 2000, following two years in New York studying for an MA in Anthropology at the New School for Social Research.
Research interests and PhD supervision
  • Modern history of South Asia
  • Intellectual History of South Asia and beyond
  • British Empire and Commonwealth
  • Governance
Dr Wilson particularly welcomes interest from prospective research students interested in working in the following fields:
  • governance, law, politics or agrarian economic and social history in South Asia, c.1700-1900
  • Bengal and Bangladesh during the twentieth century
  • the British empire and global commerce, c.1680-1860
  • South Asian migration to Britain
  • empire and the history of political thought
  • philosophies of modernity
For more details, please see his full research profile.
Selected publications
  • Jon Wilson (2008) The Domination of Strangers: Modern Governance in Eastern India, 1780-1835  Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan 
    [Authored Book in print]
  • Jon Wilson (2007) 'Agency, Narrative, and Resistance', in The British Empire: Themes and Perspectives pp. 245-269
  • Jon E Wilson (2007)  'Anxieties of distance. Codification in early colonial Bengal' Modern Intellectual History, 4 (1), pp. 7-23.
    [Article in print Journal]
  • Jon Wilson (2007)  'Early Colonial India Beyond Empire' HISTORICAL JOURNAL, 50 (4), pp. 951-970.
    [Article in print Journal]
  • J E Wilson (2007)  'Early colonial India beyond Empire' HISTORICAL JOURNAL, 50 (4), pp. 951-970. [Review (research) (Print)]
For a complete list of publications, please see Jon's full research profile.


  • 4AAH1007 The Worlds of the British Empire, c. 1700-1960
  • 6AAH3013/14 The Making of a Colonial Regime: Eastern India, 1780-1820
Expertise and public engagement

Dr Jon Wilson is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, a member of the editorial board of Reviews in History and has been a Visiting Research Fellow at the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. He writes regularly on contemporary Bangladesh, reviews books for several journals and contributes to the Guardian and the Times Higher Education Supplement.

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