Throughout her career, Linda Colley has taught and written on history and politics on both sides of the Atlantic and reached a wide variety of audiences. Currently Shelby M.C.Davis 1958 Professor of History at Princeton University, she worked previously at the London School of Economics, at Yale, and at Cambridge University. Her earlier books include In Defiance of Oligarchy: The Tory Party 1714-1760, Namier, Britons: Forging the Nation 1707-1837, which won the Wolfson Prize, and Captives: Britain, Empire and the World 1600-1850. She writes regularly for the Guardian, New York Review of Books and the Nation; and, in addition to her academic engagements, has delivered lectures and seminars for Amnesty International, the British Council, the European Union, the Nehru Foundation and the US State Department. She is on the editorial board of the London Review of Books, has also served on the board of the British Library and on the advisory board of Tate Britain. She is a Fellow of the British Academy.