Elizabeth A Dillenburg
Elizabeth Dillenburg is a doctoral candidate in the history department at the University of Minnesota, specializing in the history of Modern Europe and the British Empire. Her dissertation - “Constructing ‘the girlhood of the empire’: Education, Emigration, and Girls’ Imperial Networks in Britain, South Africa, and New Zealand, c. 1880-1920" - 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. She is currently the assistant editor of the Austrian History Yearbook and previously served as the editorial assistant for Gender & History from 2014-2016.