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Dr. Spencer Leonard

Cleveland Hall, Room 107
Office phone: 540-568-3487
58 Bluestone Drive
MSC 2001
Harrisonburg, VA 22807

Visiting assistant professor of history


Ph.D. (History & S. Asian Lang. and Civ.) University of Chicago

Fields and specialties

Modern South Asian Cultural and Political History, Imperialism, Modern Political Thought 

Teaching areas

South Asia, British Empire, Nationalism, Modern Intellectualism

Research interests

18th Century South Asia, East India Company, Mass Democracy in Modern Asia, European Enlightenment and Socialism

Selected publications and presentations

"'A Theater of Disputes': The East India Company Election of 1764 as the Founding of British India" & "Adam Smith, the East India Company Empire in India, and the Crisis of the British Revolution" [forthcoming]