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Society for

Global Nineteenth-Century Studies

Executive Council


Kevin A. Morrison

Editor, Global Nineteenth-Century Studies

Co-editor, Studies in the Global Nineteenth Century

Henan University


Research areas: Nineteenth-century political cultures; circulations, transfers, and migrations between Britain and the wider world; East India Company; the global dissemination of nineteenth-century popular literature; transnational life writing.  


Radha Dalal

Vice President

Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar 


Research areas: Islamic art and architecture; nineteenth and early twentieth-century visual culture of the Middle East and South Asia; urbanism and mobility studies; collective memory and cultural heritage studies; history of photography; history of museums


Steeve Buckridge

Co-editor, Studies in the Global Nineteenth Century

Grand Valley State University

United States

Research areas:

African and Caribbean history; Atlantic Studies; material culture; dress/fashion and costume studies; and gender and sexuality


Klaudia Lee

City University of

Hong Kong

SAR China

Research areas: Nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature and culture; spatiality; comparative and world literature; adaptation and appropriation; literary urban studies

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Andrés Baeza Ruz

Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez


Research areas: British informal imperialism in Latin America; circulation and transfer of educational ideas and practices in nineteenth-century Latin America;
nation-building in Latin America from global and transnational perspectives;
origins of civil society in Latin America


Manal Hosny

Gulf University for Science and Technology


Research areas: Nineteenth century French literature; children literature and school textbooks in late nineteenth century France; ideology and education in late nineteenth century France; nation and nationalism in nineteenth century France; French imperialism in the Middle East; French cultural influence in Egypt; nineteenth and twentieth century Francophone literature in the Middle East.  

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Chris Holdridge

North-West University 

South Africa

Research areas: History of the British Empire; settler colonialism in nineteenth-century South Africa and Australia; popular politics; the colonial press; penal colonies; carceral studies; international legal history; The South African War, 1899-1902.


Carola Bebermeier

 Universitaet fuer Musik und darstellende Kunst


Research areas: Domestic music practices and
salon culture in the US and Europe; music theater and singers; music and visual culture; music and material culture; musicological
gender studies


World Congress 2025 Program Committee 

Chair and convenor: Kevin A. Morrison, Henan University, China

Manal Hosny, Gulf University for Science and Technology, Kuwait

Alessandro De Cola, University of the Free State, South Africa
Charlotte Legg, University of London Institute in Paris, France

Chong Xu, Soochow University, China

Cherrie Kwok, University of Virginia, USA


Awards Committee 

Chair: Winter Jade Winter, Wheaton College

Membership Committee 

Chair: Karen Oslund, Towson University, USA

Preeshita Biswas, Texas Christian University, USA
Alessandro De Cola, University of the Free State, South Africa
Rodrigo Escribano Roca, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Chile

Symposium 2024 Program Committee

Co-chair: Chong XU, Soochow University, China

Co-chair: Kevin A. MORRISON, Henan University, China

Eldra-Dominique Walker, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA

Irena Vladimirsky, Achva Academic College, Israel

Nicole Davis, University of Melbourne, Australia

Nominating Committee 


Core Values

  • Honesty and fairness

  • Mutual trust and respect

  • High standards of ethics and integrity

  • Diversity and inclusiveness

  • Interdisciplinarity and multidisciplinarity

  • Freedom of inquiry and dissemination of findings

Aims and objectives

  • Promoting excellence in teaching, research and professional endeavors related to global nineteenth century

  • Promoting mentorship and transnational collaborative partnerships

  • Building capacity, connections, and dialogue

  • Promoting innovation and critical thinking

  • Promoting SGNCS’s relevance in bringing together the breadth and variety of scholarly activities related to global nineteenth century

  • Promoting SGNCS’s growth and sustainability

  • Recognizing outstanding work in the discipline

Statement of diversity

The strength of SGNCS is derived from the diversity of our membership and it is our policy to reject all forms of prejudices and discrimination and ensure that SGNCS fosters diversity in the field for global nineteenth-century studies, including but not limited to representation by people of color, Indigenous people, persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities, gender expressions, veteran status, persons with disabilities, persons from all types of educational institutions, backgrounds, and different employment positions. The SGNCS is respectful of all languages including those reflected in our membership and transnational networks across several continents, as well as inclusive of scholars and independent thinkers from a wide range of geographic regions and disciplinary perspectives.

Statement of anti-harassment

The SGNCS is committed to creating and maintaining a safe and inclusive environment for all participants in all of its activities, in all venues, and social settings free from all forms of harassment or intimidation based on an individual’s sex, race, age, ethnicity, national origin, religion, language, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, disability, health conditions, socioeconomic status, marital status, domestic status, or parental status. It should be clearly understood that harassment, whether explicit or implicit, verbal or physical, will not be tolerated by SGNCS. All members and non-members, including employees, contractors, vendors, volunteers and guests, are expected to abide by this policy and engage in respectful and professional behavior in all communications and at biennial congresses, workshops, official and unofficial SGNCS gatherings.

Constitution and by-laws

Until relatively recently, historians as well as contextually oriented scholars in art history, musicology, literary studies, and related fields utilized the nation-state or regions as their key frameworks of analysis. Since the early 1990s, however, new approaches to studying phenomena that transcend nation-states and culturally bounded areas have emerged. Although transnational, global, and international history and related approaches such as transimperialism, transatlanticism, and transpacificism all differ in their methodologies and assumptions, they share the common goals of thinking outside national paradigms and beyond Western perspectives. The Society for Global Nineteenth Century Studies serves as a gathering place for scholars hailing from a variety of disciplines who take phenomena of global significance as their principal concern. The draft constitution and by-laws will be ratified at our first World Congress in 2023.



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