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Jill C. Bender

Dr. Jill C. Bender

Contact Information

Email: jcbender@uncg.edu
Office: MHRA 2116
Office Phone: 336-334-5992


Ph.D., Boston College, 2011
M.A., National University of Ireland, Galway, 2002
B.A., College of William and Mary, 1999

Teaching Experience

Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2011-
Teaching Fellow, Boston College, Fall 2008, Spring 2010
Teaching Assistant, Boston College, 2004-2007

Research Interests

My research interests are in the history of modern Britain and the British Empire. Many of my previous research projects focused on the relationship between Ireland and India during the mid to late nineteenth century. More recently, my dissertation examined the impact of the 1857 Indian Uprising on four different colonial sites in the British Empire.

Courses Taught

Recent Publications

Book cover: The 1857 Indian Uprising and the British Empire
  • The 1857 Indian Uprising and the British Empire, (Cambridge University Press, 2016).
  • "Sir George Grey and the 1857 Indian Rebellion: the unmaking and making of an imperial career," in Mutiny at the margins: global perspectives on 1857, eds. Crispin Bates and Marina Carter (New Delhi: Sage, forthcoming).
  • "The Irish 'Sepoy' Press: Irish Nationalism and anti-British agitation during the 1857 Indian Rebellion," in Ireland and the Irish Antipodes: One World or Worlds Apart?, papers delivered at the 16th Australiasian Irish Studies Conference, Massey University, ed. Brad and Kathryn Patterson (Anchor Books Australia, 2010).
  • "The Imperial Politics of Famine: the 1873-4 Bengal Famine and Irish Parliamentary Nationalism," Eire-Ireland, 42, 1-2 (2007): 132-56.
  • "Mutiny or Freedom fight?: The 1857 Indian Mutiny and the Irish press," in Newspapers and Empire in Ireland and Britain: Reporting the British Empire, c. 1857-1921, ed. Simon J. Potter (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2004): 92-108.

Selected Honors/Awards

  • Donald and Hélène White Prize for Outstanding Dissertation in the Humanities, Boston College, May 2011
  • Smith Richardson Predoctoral Fellowship, International Security Studies, Yale University, 2010-2011
  • U.S. Graduate Student Fulbright Fellowship, New Zealand, 2009
  • Adele Dalsimer Graduate Research Fellowship, Irish Studies, Boston College, 2007-2008

Curriculum Vitae

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