Priya SatiaOtey Scruggs Memorial Lecture

Thursday, September 12th at 5:00 pm in the Strasser Legacy Room, Eggers 220 

Priya Satia is Professor of British History and the Raymond A. Spruance Professor of International History at Stanford. Her second book, Empire of Guns: The Violent Making of the Industrial Revolution (Penguin Press, 2018) won the 2019 Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies Book Prize and is a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in History. Satia’s first book Spies in Arabia: The Great War and the Cultural Foundations of Britain's Covert Empire in the Middle East (OUP, 2008) won the 2009 AHA-Herbert Baxter Adams Book Prize, the 2009 AHA-Pacific Coast Branch Book Award, and the 2010 Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies Book Prize.

She has also been an active public intellectual and has been published widely, including in the Financial Times, the Nation, Times Literary Supplement, the Washington Post, Time Magazine, the Chronicle of Higher Education, Aeon, the Tribune,, and

Questions?  Email Maxwell's Department of History.