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Dr Edward Anderson

Assistant Professor

Department: Humanities

Edward works on the history and politics of modern and contemporary India and Britain. His research focuses on the Indian diaspora, transnational politics, religious nationalism, and British histories of migration, ethnicity, and multiculturalism.


Before joining Northumbria University in 2020, Edward was the Smuts Research Fellow in Commonwealth Studies at the University of Cambridge (2015-19). He has also held a postdoctoral position at LMU, Munich, and visiting fellowships at the Centre for Development Studies in Trivandrum, the University of Mumbai, and the London School of Economics.


At Northumbria, he runs an undergraduate module on 'Migration, Diaspora & the Making of Modern Britain' and an MA module on 'Britain's Empires: Imperialism & Resistence in the Modern World'. His teaching also includes the modules: ‘Cultures, Empires and Ideas: Global Histories of Power and Ideology’, ‘Making History’, and ‘A Disunited Kingdom: The British and Irish Isles since 1689’. 


Edward is the Programme Leader for History and Politics, and convenor of the History of Activism Group. From 2023 he co-founded and is co-convenor of the North East South Asia Network (NESAN).


Edward Anderson

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Indian Politics and the Diaspora, Anderson, E. 30 Apr 2024, UK-India relations, London, UK in a Changing Europe
  • Hindu Nationalism in the Indian Diaspora: Transnational Politics and British Multiculturalism, Anderson, E. 15 Dec 2023
  • Hindu nationalism and the ‘saffronisation of the public sphere’: an interview with Christophe Jaffrelot, Anderson, E., Jaffrelot, C. 2 Oct 2018, In: Contemporary South Asia
  • ‘Neo-Hindutva’: evolving forms, spaces, and expressions of Hindu nationalism, Anderson, E., Longkumer, A. 2 Oct 2018, In: Contemporary South Asia
  • ‘Smugglers of Truth’: The Indian diaspora, Hindu nationalism, and the Emergency (1975–77), Anderson, E., Clibbens, P. 1 Sep 2018, In: Modern Asian Studies
  • South Asian Studies in Cambridge and Beyond: An Introduction to the BASAS Annual Conference 2016 Special Issue, Anderson, E. 3 Jul 2017, In: South Asian Studies
  • ‘Neo-Hindutva’: the Asia House M. F. Husain campaign and the mainstreaming of Hindu nationalist rhetoric in Britain, Anderson, E. 2 Jan 2015, In: Contemporary South Asia

Meghmala Bhattacharya Spaces of Anti-colonial Resistance and Activism for Women in Colonial Bengal 1880-1942 Start Date: 01/10/2021

  • History PhD
  • MPhil
  • Politics MA
  • Politics BA (Hons)

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