James Vernon's work focuses on the cultural, social, political and economic history of Britain and its imperial world from 1750 to the present. He also has broad comparative and theoretical interests in questions about the nature of modernity, liberalism, capitalism, imperialism, decolonization, state formation, welfare regimes, and neoliberalism.
Research Expertise and Interest
Britain, its Empire and World, 1750 to present
April 12, 2019
Five UC Berkeley professors are among this year’s 168 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellows. The prestigious fellowships recognize scholars with impressive achievements who also show promise in fields ranging from the natural sciences to the creative arts.