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School of History

Jacob Smith


Lecturer in Modern British History



After joining the department as a Teaching Associate following my PhD I have experience teaching on numerous modules across the school in British and Global history. I am currently a convenor on two modules, Unravelling Britain: British History since 1801 and the Second Year module Crime and Punishment in London. I am also responsible for the Dissertation Workshop and History Research Project, and serve as the Third Year Writing Tutor.


Research Interests:

My research focuses on British imperialism and connections between Britain and its empire, particularly colonial violence, law, administration and anti-colonial resistance across the 19th Century. I completed my doctoral thesis at QMUL on the hunt for rebels after the Indian “Mutiny” of 1857 and its impact upon imperial policy and colonial anxiety across the Anglosphere. My ongoing projects investigate the role retribution played in campaigns across imperial theatres and as a force to drive public engagement and popular culture across the empire.


‘A Most Inconvenient Warfare’: The Impact of Rebel-Dacoits on Rural Resistance and Colonial Security After the Indian ‘Mutiny’ of 1857 in Nuno Domingos, Miguel Bandeira Jerónimo, Ricardo Roque, Resistance and Colonialism Insurgent Peoples in World History (Cambridge, 2019)
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