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Director, Centre for African Studies, University of Cambridge

Bronwen Everill is a writer and historian. She teaches history at Cambridge University and is a lecturer and fellow at Gonville & Caius College. She holds a PhD from King's College London; MSt from Oxford; and a Bachelor of Arts from Harvard University.

Bronwen is the author of Not Made by Slaves and Abolition and Empire in Sierra Leone and Liberia. She also co-edited The History and Practice of Humanitarian Intervention and Aid in Africa and is the reviews editor of The Historical Journal.

She is interested in the global history of humanitarianism and its relationship to political and economic liberalism. Her research looks at developments in modern history ranging widely from capitalism to imperialism, from national sovereignty to economic development, from political revolution to the culture of business. Bronwen is particularly interested in examining these questions in the ways that they connect West African, US, and British imperial political, economic, and cultural history from the eighteenth century through the twentieth.


  • –present
    Director, Centre for African Studies, University of Cambridge