The History of Lessons: Power and Rule in Imperial Formations

Emmanuelle Saada is a sociologist and historian whose work on the French Empire bears on colonial legal categories and their articulation with race and citizenship. She currently teaches at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris. Her book Les Enfants de la colonie: les métis de l’Empire français entre sujétion et citoyennetéis […]

American Colonial Empire: The Limit of Power’s Reach

Julian Go is an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Illinois and was recently an Academy Scholar at the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. He is the co-editor of The American Colonial State in the Philippines: Global Perspectives (Duke University Press, 2003) and various articles on the United States colonial empire […]

Modernizing Colonialism and the Limits of Empire

Frederick Cooper is professor of history at New York University. His latest work has focused on 20th century African history, theoretical and historical issues in the study of colonial societies, and the relationship of social sciences to decolonization. In addition to critical essays on the concepts of “identity” and “globalization,” his recent publications include Africa […]