Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Center for Contemporary South Asia
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Jo Guldi

Hans Rothfels Assistant Professor of History



I am presently Assistant Professor in the History of Britain and its Empire at Brown, where I teach courses related to capitalism, empire, land use, and computation. My first book, Roads to Power: Britain Invents the Infrastructure State , was published by Harvard in 2012. Born in Dallas, Texas, I received my AB from Harvard University, and then studied at Trinity College, Cambridge before completing my PhD in History at the University of California, Berkeley, after which I continued on to postdocs at the University of Chicago and the Harvard Society of Fellows.