Professor Tarak Barkawi

Professor Tarak Barkawi

Professor of International Relations

Department of International Relations

Telephone
+44 (0)20 7955 7526
Room No
CLM.4.07
Office Hours
Tarak is happy to meet with students at any time. To arrange a meeting please email him.
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Languages
English
Key Expertise
war studies, imperialism, interdisciplinary approaches

About me

I am a historian of war and empire. My scholarship uses interdisciplinary approaches to imperial and military archives to re-imagine relations between war, armed forces and society in modern times. I have written on the pivotal place of armed force in globalization, imperialism, and modernization, and on the neglected significance of war in social and political theory and in histories of empire. My most recent book, Soldiers of Empire, examined the multicultural armies of British Asia in the Second World War, reconceiving Indian and British soldiers in cosmopolitan rather than national terms. Currently, I am working on the Korean War and the American experience of military defeat at the hands of those regarded as racially inferior. This new project explores soldiers’ history writing as a site for war’s constitutive presence in society and politics.

 

 

Expertise Details

war; empire; security; theory

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