Derek L. Elliott

General Information
First name: 
Derek L.
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Derek is currently a PhD candidate at Peterhouse, University of Cambridge working on the intersection of torture, land revenue, and the humanitarian ethos in nineteenth century India.

Major Research Interests: 

Debunking Eurocentric myths, early-modern exploration, the British Empire, South Asia studies, nineteenth century political thought, liberalism and maritime history. All, of course, within a global history framework!


“Pirates Polities and Companies: Global Politics Along the Konkan Littoral, c. 1690- 1756”, LSE Economic History Working Papers No.136, 2010.

“The Pirate and the Colonial Project: Hero of the Malabar Coast, Kanhoji Angria”, Darkmatter Journal, 5. Special Issue: Pirates & Piracy, December 2009.

Review: “Daniel P. Erikson, The Cuba Wars: Fidel Castro, the United States and the Next  Revolution (2008), The Journal of International and Global Studies, 1:2, (April 2010).  pp. 166-168.