Mr Thomas Wilkinson

Mr Thomas Wilkinson

PhD Student and Graduate Teaching Assistant

Department of International History

Telephone
+44 (0)20 7955 6861
Room No
SAR.M.15
Office Hours
Tuesday, 10am to 11am
Connect with me

Languages
English, Hindi
Key Expertise
Colonial and Post-Colonial South Asia

About me

Tom Wilkinson is a PhD candidate in the Department of International History at the LSE. His doctoral research investigates state mobilisations of youth in colonial and early post-colonial India. Tom studied Political and Social Science at University of York and Empires, Colonialism and Globalisation at LSE.  He is also a co-convener for the HY509 PhD and early career research seminar and was a co-editor of the department's blog, LSE International History blog (2018/19). He is the current co-representative for the Graduate Teaching Assistants teaching in the department. Prior to commencing his doctoral research, he worked as a Parliamentary Assistant in Westminster and as a teaching assistant in Delhi for the British Council.

Provisional thesis title

Youth in Colonial and Post-colonial Northern India 1885-1957

Expertise Details

Colonial and Post-Colonial South Asia

Teaching

Thomas Wilkinson teaches the following course in the department:

HY113 - From Empire to Independence: The Extra-European World in the Twentieth Century

Elsewhere at LSE, Thomas also teaches:

IR211 - America as a Global Power: FDR to Trump

Publications

Articles

• Wilkinson, Tom (forthcoming) “Student Politics in British India and Beyond: The Rise and Fragmentation of the All India Student Federation (AISF), 1936-1949”, SAMAJ

Blogs

• “JLF 2019 Interview: Sven Beckert ‘Empire of Cotton’”, October 18th, 2019, published on South Asia @ LSE

• “Coronation Park and the Forgotten Statues of the British Raj”, June 20th, 2019, published on LSE International History Blog

• “India 2019: Catching the Clickbait Generation”, May 8th, 2019, published on South Asia @ LSE

• “South Asia: Walls and Bridges”, February 1st, 2019, published on South Asia @ LSE

Presentations

• May 2019: “Indian Youth and the Defense of the Nation: Youth (De) Mobilisations, Youth Physicality, and the Birth of the National Cadet Core, 1940-1962”, India and Pakistan: The Formative Phase, 1947-1960, British Academy and Royal Holloway, London.

• November 2018: “Student Politics in British India and Beyond: The Rise and Fragmentation of the All India Student Federation (AISF), 1936-1949”, South Asia from the Lens of Student Politics, Sciences Po, Paris

• June 2018: “Indian Prison Policy in the 1950s: Everyday Violence, The United Nations and Human Rights”, Retrieving the 1950s as a transitional moment in India’s foreign and domestic policy, Asia Association Studies Conference, New Delhi

• May, 2018: "Growing up a Dalit Youth in India, 1920- 1965", Narration and ImaginationUCL South Asia ECR Conference, University College London, London

Positions

Honours and awards

• 2019 Spring term: Visiting Research Scholar at Columbia University in New York

• 2018 Winter term: Visiting Research Scholar at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi 

• 2019: Royal Historical Society Postgraduate Research Support Grant 

• 2018: Partnership PhD Mobility Scheme Bursary, LSE. Read his Q&A for LSE Academic Partnerships about his time at Columbia University, New York (Spring, 2019).

• 2018: Fellow at the Royal Asiatic Society

• 2017: LSE PhD studentship

• 2015-16: 120th Anniversary LSE Masters Scholarship

Teaching 

• IR211 America as a Global Power: FDR to Trump, Teaching assistant, Teaching Score 4.5/5