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University of Colorado at Boulder
|List Affiliations:||Advisory Board Member for H-Decol
Reviewer for H-Diplo
|Interests:||Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies
Diplomacy and International Relations
Islamic History / Studies
Jewish History / Studies
Middle East History / Studies
Nationalism History / Studies
South Asian History / Studies
Lucy Chester is Associate Professor of History and International Affairs at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She earned her PhD in History from Yale in 2002. She is the author of Borders and Conflict in South Asia: The Radcliffe Boundary Commission and the Partition of Punjab (Manchester UP, 2009).
Professor Chester’s current research examines connections between British India and the Palestine Mandate in the decades leading up to Britain's withdrawal. This project has been supported by funding from a number of sources, including the American Institute of Pakistan Studies and the American Institute of Indian Studies. Her recent publications have appeared in the Journal of Historical Geography, Sh’ma: A Journal of Jewish Responsibility, and an edited volume on Order, Conflict, and Violence (Cambridge University Press). She teaches courses on British imperialism and anti-colonial movements in South Asia and the Middle East, on the Arab-Israeli conflict, on post-Cold War South Asia, and on international affairs more broadly.