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Erik Linstrum

Erik Linstrum works on modern British and European history in a global context. His dissertation, on the uses of psychology in the twentieth-century British Empire, considers the wide circulation and sometimes unpredictable impact of intelligence testing, psychoanalysis, and other experimental techniques in colonial Africa and Asia, and in Britain itself. He is mainly interested in intellectual and cultural history, including books, reading, and translation as well as internationalism and the history of the human sciences.


  • Assistant Professor of History, University of Virginia