Colonizing Animals: Interspecies Empire in Myanmar (Cambridge University Press, 2021). <>

Law, Disorder and the Colonial State: Corruption in Burma, c.1900 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013). [TW: Sexual Violence] <>

Journal Articles

“Racial Capitalism and Peasant Insurgency in Colonial Myanmar”, History Workshop Journal, Latest Article (2022). *Open Access*  <>

“Accumulations and Cascades: Burmese Elephants and the Ecological Impact of British Imperialism”, The Transactions of the Royal Historical Society, FirstView (2022). *Open Access* <>

“On Accumulation and Empire”, The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History, Vol. 50, No. 3 (2022), 417-442. *Open Access* <>

“Whiteness, Masculinity and the Ambivalent Embodiment of ‘British Justice’ in Colonial Burma”, Cultural and Social History, Vol. 14, No. 4 (2017), 527-542. *Open Access* [TW: Sexual Violence, Child Abuse] <>

“Colonizing Elephants: Animal Agency, Undead Capital and Imperial Science in British Burma”, BJHS Themes, Vol. 2 (2017), 169-189. *Open Access* <>

“Murder at London Zoo: Late Colonial Sympathy in Interwar Britain”, American Historical Review, Vol. 121, No. 5 (2016), 1468-1491. [TW: Sexual Violence] <>

“Milk to Mandalay: Dairy Consumption, Animal History and the Political Geography of Colonial Burma”, Journal of Historical Geography, Vol. 54 (2016), 1-12. *Open Access* <>

“Among the Beasts of Burma: Animals and the Politics of Colonial Sensibilities, c.1840-1940”, Journal of Social History, Vol. 48, No. 4 (2015), 910-932. <>

“Colonization, Criminalization and Complicity: Policing Gambling in Burma, c.1880-1920”South East Asia Research, Vol. 21, No. 4 (2013), 655-672. <>

“Madness and the Making of a Colonial Order in Burma”Modern Asian Studies, Vol. 47, No. 2 (2013), 406-435. <>

“A Mockery of Justice? Colonial Law, the Everyday State, and Village Politics in the Burma Delta, c.1890-1910”Past & Present, No. 217 (2012), 187-212. [TW: Sexual Violence] <>

“‘Uncivilized Practitioners’: Medical Subordinates, Medico-Legal Evidence and Misconduct in Colonial Burma, 1875-1907”South East Asia Research, Vol. 20, No. 3 (2012), 423-443. [TW: Sexual Violence] <>

“The Male State: Colonialism, Corruption and Rape Investigations in the Irrawaddy Delta c.1900”Indian Economic and Social History Review, Vol. 47, No. 3 (2010), 343-347. [TW: Sexual Violence] <>

Book Chapters

“Paperwork as Commodity, Corruption as Accumulation: Land Records and Licences in Colonial Myanmar”, in Ronald Kroeze, Pol Dalmau and Frédéric Monier eds., Corruption, Empire and Colonialism in the Modern Era (Palgrave Macmillan, 2021), 293-315. <>

“E is for Elephant”, in Antoinette Burton and Renisa Mawani eds., Animalia: An Anti-Imperial Bestiary for Our Time (Duke University Press, 2020), 55-61. <>

“Do Elephants Have Souls? Animal Subjectivities and Colonial Encounters”, in Stephen Legg and Deana Heath eds., South Asian Governmentalities: Michel Foucault and the Question of Postcolonial Orderings (Cambridge University Press, 2018), 159-177. <>

“State Medicine or Medical State? A Prison Epidemic in colonial Burma, 1881”, in Rohan Deb Roy and Guy N.A. Attewell eds., Locating the Medical: Explorations in South Asian History (Oxford University Press, 2018), 103-125. <>

“Dis-oriented in a Post-imperial World”, in Antoinette Burton and Dane Kennedy eds. How Empire Shaped Us (Bloomsbury, 2016), 195-204. <>

“Devious Documents: Corruption and Paperwork in Colonial Burma c.1900”, in Will Jackson and Emily Manktelow eds. Subverting Empire: Deviance and Disorder in the British Colonial World (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015), 167-184. <>

“Not Fit for Punishment: Diagnosing Criminal Lunatics in Late Nineteenth-Century British India”, in Poonam Bala ed. Medicine and Colonialism: Historical Perspectives in India and South Africa (Pickering Chatto, 2014), 127-142.

Review Essays

“Is it in India? Colonial Burma as a ‘Problem’ in South Asian History”, South Asian History and Culture, Vol. 7, No. 1 (2016), 23-29. *Open Access <>

“European Expansionism”, The Encyclopedia of Empire (Wiley, 2016), 1-5. <>

with Simon Potter, “Global History, Imperial History and Connected Histories of Empire”, Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History, Vol. 16, No. 1 (2015), np. <>

with Matthew Phillips, “Careful Interventions: Ian Brown and the Study of Siam and Burma”, South East Asia Research, Vol. 21, No. 4 (2013), 569-573. <>

“Histories of Everyday Violence in British India”History Compass, Vol. 9, No. 1 (2011), 844-853. <>

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