Susan Kent
Professor • Chair, Department of Religious Studies
Modern Britain / British Empire

Humanities 284

By Appointment


Professor Kent specializes in modern British history, focusing on gender, culture, imperialism, and politics. 


Professor Kent teaches courses on modern British history and British imperialism from a global/comparative perspective. Some of the courses she teaches include: "Introduction to British History since 1660," "Introduction to Global History: Settler Colonialism, 17th century - present," and a seminar called "Revolts Against the British Empire, 1745-1929." In 2015, in recognition of exceptional service, teaching and research, she was named a CU Boulder College of Arts & Sciences Professor of Distinction.

Professor Kent received her Ph.D. in comparative history from Brandeis University. Her publications include Sex and Suffrage in Britain, 1860-1914 (Routledge, 1987), Making Peace: The Reconstruction of Gender in Interwar Britain (Princeton University Press, 1993), Gender and Politics in Britain, 1640-1990 (Routledge, 1999); an e-text, The History of Western Civilization since 1500: An Ecological Approach (2008); Aftershocks: Politics and Trauma in Britain, 1918-1931 (2009); The Women's War of 1929: Gender and Violence in Colonial Nigeria (2011), with Misty Bastian and Marc Matera; Gender and History (2012); The Global Influenza Pandemic of 1918-1919 (2012); Africans and Britons in the Age of Empires, 1660-1980 (2015), with Myles Osborne; Queen Victoria: Gender and Empire (2016); A New History of Britain: Four Nations and an Empire (2016); and The Global 1930s (2017), with Marc Matera. Her most recent book, Gender, A World History, will appear in 2020. Kent held a National Endowment for Humanities Fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. She currently Chair of the Department of Religious Studies. 

Professor Kent is no longer accepting graduate students.