Professor Jordanna Bailkin receives Guggenheim Fellowship

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Professor Jordanna Bailkin

Professor Jordanna Bailkin receives a 2022 Guggenheim Fellowship for her book project, "Friends and Neighbors." She is featured in the UW News.

Bailkin, a UW professor of history, is a scholar of modern Britain and its empire who focuses on the global dimensions of British studies and Britain’s shifting status in the world. Her research interests include decolonization, legal history, urban identity, gender history and the history of material culture and emotions.

Bailkin earned her doctoral degree from Stanford University in 1998. She’s written three books, most recently “Unsettled: Refugee Camps and the Making of Multicultural Britain,” published in 2018. Her book “The Afterlife of an Empire,” exploring how decolonization transformed British society in the 1950s and 1960s, won the Morris D. Forkosch Prize from the American Historical Association, the Stansky Book Prize from the North American Conference on British Studies and the Biennial Book Prize from the Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies.

Bailkin will use her time as a Guggenheim Fellow to advance a new project on friendship and loneliness in Britain, which more broadly discusses emotions and the welfare state.

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