Teaching Fellows

Zachary Leonard

Teaching Fellow in the Social Sciences Zachary Leonard

Area of Study

Department of History

Zachary Leonard

Teaching Fellow in the Social Sciences

As a historian of South Asia and the British Empire, Zachary Leonard has embarked upon a number of research projects during his time at the University of Chicago. These include inquiries into British ethnographic production on the Indo-Afghan frontier, the origins of colonial panics in India, and the adjudication of interstate relations through the politicization of corruption charges. His current book project explores how British dissidents and their Indian allies collectively challenged exploitative rule in the Victorian period. Aside from teaching in the PIR and Colonizations sequences, he has offered several courses on imperial history that respectively focus on the relationship between prophecy and insurgency, theories of race and their applications, legal and extrajudicial trials, and transregional migration. 

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