Dr Priya Atwal is a historian of empire, monarchy and cultural politics across Britain and South Asia. She has taught History at King's College London and Oxford, where she obtained her doctorate. Her first book, 'Royals and Rebels: The Rise and Fall of the Sikh Empire' was published internationally by Hurst, Oxford University Press and HarperCollins India, and was chosen as one of BBC History Magazine's top books of 2020.
Priya works part-time as a Community History Fellow at Oxford, alongside being actively engaged in public history work. Her research has been featured in collaborative projects with Historic Royal Palaces, among others; and she makes regular broadcast appearances, most recently presenting the BBC Radio 4 series, 'Lies My Teacher Told Me'.