Caroline Elkins

Pulitzer prize winner and professor of History who studies colonial encounter in Africa during the twentieth century

1969   -  

country of citizenship: United States of America
educated at: Harvard University, Princeton University
occupation: historian, journalist
award received: John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction

Caroline Elkins (born 1969) is a professor of history and African and African American Studies at Harvard University, a visiting professor of business administration at Harvard Business School, and the founding director of Harvard's Center for African Studies.Her book, Imperial Reckoning: The Untold Story of Britain's Gulag in Kenya (2005), won the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction. It was also the basis for successful claims by former Mau Mau detainees against the British government for crimes committed in the detention camps of Kenya in the 1950s.
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