Dr. Charlton-Stevens is a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society and lectures on the history of the British Empire and World War II at the Department of History, University of Hong Kong. He grew up in Hong Kong, attending Peak School and Island School, before studying Modern History at Mansfield College, University of Oxford, as an undergraduate. He obtained his Master’s with Distinction in Global History at the London School of Economics, before returning to the University of Oxford to complete his doctorate at St. Edmund Hall.
Charlton-Stevens’ research focuses on the history of the Anglo-Indians, a ‘mixed-race’ community arising from the European and British imperial presence in colonial India and Burma (modern Myanmar). His first monograph on the subject – Anglo-Indians and Minority Politics in South Asia: Race, Boundary Making and Communal Nationalism – was published by Routledge, UK, as part of the Royal Asiatic Society Books series. His latest book – Anglo-India and the End of Empire – available directly from Hurst Publishers, UK, and Oxford University Press, USA, as well as instore from Bookazine and Kelly and Walsh, or online from Amazon, recently featured at the Hong Kong International Literary Festival. Charlton-Stevens’ research is increasingly expanding into comparisons and connections between Anglo-Indians and Eurasian communities in colonial Malaya (modern Malaysia), Singapore and Hong Kong.
- Histories of ‘Mixed-Race’ Groups and Communities
- Colonial South Asia and Southeast Asia
- Histories and Literary Depictions of the British Empire
- Global and Imperial History
- Historical Film, Television and Radio
Anglo-India and the End of Empire. London: Hurst Publishers, 2022; New York: Oxford University Press, 2022.
Anglo-Indians and Minority Politics in South Asia Race, Boundary Making and Communal Nationalism. London: Routledge, 2018, paperback 2020.
“The End of Greater Anglo-India: Partitioned Anglo Identities in Burma and Pakistan”. R. Andrews & M. Simi Raj (eds.) Anglo-Indian Identity: Past and Present, in India and the Diaspora. Cham: Palgrave MacMillan, 2021.
“Anglo-Indians in Colonial India: Historical Demography, Categorization, and Identity”. P. Aspinall & Z. Rocha (eds.) The Palgrave International Handbook of Mixed Racial and Ethnic Classification. Cham: Palgrave MacMillan, 2020.
“Anglo-Indian”. R. Dwyer, G. Dharmpal-Frick, J. Phalkey & M. Kirloskar-Steinbach (eds.) Key Concepts in Modern Indian Studies. New York: New York University Press, 2015; Delhi: Oxford University Press, India, 2015.
“The Professional Lives of Anglo-Indian Working Women in the Twilight of Empire”. International Journal of Anglo-Indian Studies, 2016, Volume 16, Number 2, at http://www.international-journal-of-anglo-indian-studies.org/index.php/IJAIS
“REVIEW ESSAY: Britain’s Anglo-Indians: The Invisibility of Assimilation”. International Journal of Anglo-Indian Studies, 2017, Volume 17, Number 2, at http://www.international-journal-of-anglo-indian-studies.org/index.php/IJAIS
“Anglo-Indians in Muslim-Majority Provinces before and after Partition”. Christianity and Christians in Pakistan, Kellogg College, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK, 15th June 2023.
“Racial Passing and the Raj”. American Historical Association, New York, USA, 2-5th January 2015. https://aha.confex.com/aha/2015/webprogram/Paper15750.html
“Anglo-Indian and Anglo-Burman Responses to Decolonisation”. Social Science History Association, Toronto, Canada, 6-9th November 2014.
TEACHING AND COURSES TAUGHT
- HIST2091 The British Empire
- HIST2144 History of the Second World War in the West, 1939-1945