Dr. Sarah Irving-Stonebraker is Senior Lecturer (in Australia, this is a tenured professor position) in Modern European History at Western Sydney University in Australia, where she teaches in the History and Political Thought major. She was awarded her PhD in History from Cambridge University (2007), where she was a Commonwealth Scholar at King’s College. She took her BA with First Class Honours and the University Medal from the University of Sydney in 2003. Her first book was awarded The Royal Society of Literature and Jerwood Foundation Award for Non-fiction. Entitled Natural Science and the Origins of the British Empire (London: Routledge: 2008), the book investigates the way that England’s colonial empire became tied to the Protestant redemptive project of restoring humanity's original dominion over nature. Jonathan Goldstein, one of the judges of the Jerwood Award, called the book "a masterfully written history of the construction of the British Empire". In 2016, Routledge re-issued the book in paperback. https://www.routledge.com/Natural-Science-and-the-Origins-of-the-British-Empire/Irving/p/book/9781138665224 Before joining U.W.S, Dr. Irving-Stonebraker was a Junior Research Fellow at Wolfson College, Oxford University, and then Assistant Professor at Florida State University. To read her publications, see the Academia.edu page: https://uws.academia.edu/SarahIrving This information has been contributed by Doctor Irving-Stonebraker. Qualifications PhD University of Cambridge (UK) BA Hons University of Sydney Awards Royal Society of Literature and Jerwood Foundation Prize for Non-Fiction 2006-09-21 Stephen Risley Fellowship for Most Promising Junior Faculty Member, Florida State University 2011-09-22 Junior Research Fellowship, Oxford University (Wolfson College) 2006-08-15 Norman McCann Fellowship, National Library of Australia 2003-01-01 FYAP Research Grant, Florida State University 2009-06-01 COFRS Research Grant, Florida State University 2010-06-01 Interests Global History History of Britain and her Empire History of Political Thought History of Religion History of Science History of the Atlantic World Intellectual History Organisational Unit (School / Division) Arts (SoHCA) Committees Governing Body of Wolfson College, Oxford Religion Department, Florida State University University Work Load Committee, University of Western Sydney Academic Committee, Wolfson College, Oxford University