Associate Professor of History, University of Virginia
Axel Springer Fellow - Class of Spring 2021
Erik Linstrum is an associate professor of history at the University of Virginia, where he works on modern Britain in its imperial and global contexts. His research explores the politics of knowledge and the circulation of information, with particular focus on science and technology, war and violence, and the long history of decolonization. He received his AB from Princeton University and PhD from Harvard University. Linstrum’s first book, Ruling Minds: Psychology in the British Empire (Harvard, 2016), won the George Louis Beer Prize of the American Historical Association for the best book of the year in European international history. He has held fellowships at the Library of Congress, Society of Fellows at the University of Michigan, Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and the Institute of Historical Research in London. Linstrum has published in the Journal of Modern History, History Workshop Journal, and Past & Present, and currently serves as North American editor of Twentieth-Century British History.