Antoinette Burton is Professor of History and Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Illinois. An historian of 19th and 20th century Britain and its empire, she specializes in colonial India, Australasia, and Africa, and has been particularly concerned with issues related to women, gender, and sexuality. Her publications include Brown over Black: Race and the Politics of Postcolonial Citation (India: Three Essays Collective, 2012), The Postcolonial Careers of Santha Rama Rau (Durham: Duke University Press, 2007), and Dwelling in the Archive: Women Writing House, Home and History in Late Colonial India (NY/Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2003). She received her MA and PhD from the University of Chicago.