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Susan G. Pedersen

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Title James P. Shenton Professor of the Core Curriculum
Department History
Email sp2216@columbia.edu
Phone +1 212 854 2414
Address 515 Fayerweather, Box 40
Mail Code: 2546
United States

Susan Pedersen, Professor and James P. Shenton Professor of the Core Curriculum, specializes in British history, the British empire, comparative European history, and international history. She is now writing a book on the mandates system of the League of Nations and its impact on the imperial order.

Her publications include Settler Colonialism in the Twentieth Century: Projects, Practices, Legacies; Eleanor Rathbone and the Politics of Conscience; After the Victorians: Private Conscience and Public Duty in Modern Britain; and Family, Dependence, and the Origins of the Welfare State: Britain and France, 1914-1945.

She received her AB (1982) and PhD (1989) from Harvard University, where she taught until joining the Columbia faculty in 2003.