Elizabeth A Dillenburg
Elizabeth Dillenburg specializes in the history of Modern Europe and the British Empire and global history. Her dissertation - “Constructing and Contesting ‘the Girlhood of the Empire’: Girls' Culture, Labor, and Mobility in Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century Britain, South Africa, and New Zealand" - explores girls’ lives in the British Empire and the central role of these seemingly marginal figures in the colonial project. Using a transnational framework, her research analyzes how discussions about the education, employment, and emigration of girls both reflected and influenced broader political, economic, and social changes in the British Empire during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Her current research projects include "Encountering Emotions in the Archives of Childhood & Youth" and “The Ozymandias of Delhi: Coronation Park and the Negotiation of Colonial Legacies in India.” She is the assistant editor of the Austrian History Yearbook and previously served as the editorial assistant for Gender & History from 2014-2016. She is currently co-editing (with Howard Louthan and Andrew Thomas) a volume on The Printed Book in Central Europe.