Uther Charlton-Stevens is Professor at the Institute of World Economy and Finance, Volgograd State University, Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland, Member of the Royal Society for Asian Affairs, President of the Asia Education Foundation, and Treasurer of the Bulgakov Society. Charlton-Stevens completed his doctorate in South Asian History, with a thesis on Anglo-Indians and Decolonisation, at the University of Oxford, under the supervision of Judith Brown and Francis Robinson. His first book, Anglo-Indians and Minority Politics in South Asia: Race, Boundary Making and Communal Nationalism, was published in 2017/2018 with the Royal Asiatic Society by Routledge with a paperback edition released in 2020. He is currently working on Anglo-Indians and the End of Empire, under contract with Hurst Publishers.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
History of South Asia and Myanmar/Burma, especially during 1829-1950, with particular emphasis on the political and constitutional position of communal, racial and linguistic minorities. Anglo-Indians, Anglo-Burmans/Anglo-Burmese, Eurasians and other 'Mixed Race' peoples of European colonial empires in Asia. History of 'race' and 'racial thinking', including so-called 'scientific racism', eugenics, colonial anthropology, and the concept of 'racial passing'. Current sociological theory on 'Ethnic Boundary Making', patterns of social closure, and the crossing and policing of group boundaries. Oral History and its methodology. Comparative Mixed Race Studies, including historical and contemporary depictions of peoples of 'mixed race' in film, television and literature.
Skiing, Horse Riding, Sailing, Hiking, Animals, Literature, Film, Art, and Political Biography.