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Ian C. Fletcher

Associate Professor
Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins University, 1991
phone: 404-413-6355


Ian Christopher Fletcher teaches modern British, Irish, imperial, and world history. His research focuses on social movements, political contention, and imperial culture during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. He is completing a book about the Edwardian crisis before the First World War. His broader interests include empires, diasporas, gender, global and transnational social movements in historical perspective, and film and history. He is an affiliated faculty member of the Women’s Studies Institute and the Program in World History and Cultures.

Selected Studies in Edwardian History

“Opposition by Journalism?: The Socialist and Suffragist Press and the Passage of the Criminal Law Amendment Act of 1912,” Parliamentary History 25, 1 (2006): 88-114.

“Double Meanings: Nation and Empire in the Edwardian Era,” After the Imperial Turn: Thinking With and Through the Nation, ed. Antoinette Burton (Duke University Press, 2003), pp. 246-59.

“‘Some Interesting Survivals of a Historic Past’?: Republicanism, Monarchism, and the Militant Edwardian Left,” Republicanism in Victorian Society, ed. David Nash and Antony Taylor (Sutton Publishing, 2000), 90-105, 158-163.

“‘Women of the Nations, Unite!’: Transnational Suffragism in the United Kingdom, 1912-1914,” Women’s Suffrage in the British Empire: Citizenship, Nation, and Race, ed. Ian Christopher Fletcher, Laura E. Nym Mayhall, and Philippa Levine (Routledge, 2000), 103-120.

“‘A Star Chamber of the Twentieth Century’: Suffragettes, Liberals, and the 1908 ‘Rush the Commons’ Case,” Journal of British Studies 35, 4 (1996): 504-530.

“‘Prosecutions … are Always Risky Business’: Labor, Liberals, and the 1912 ‘Don’t Shoot’ Prosecutions,” Albion 28, 2 (1996): 251-278.