Choi Chatterjee is Professor and Chair of History at California State University, Los Angeles. She has published two monographs, co-authored two textbooks, and co-edited four volumes of original scholarly essays.
Chatterjee's most recent monograph, Russia in World History. A Transnational Approach was published in 2022 by Bloomsbury Press. She is a passionate advocate of everyday environmentalism and is a co-founder of the research project: Historical Database of Climate Adapted Agriculture in Los Angeles.
In this talk, Choi Chatterjee will share highlights from her recent book, Russia in World History. A Transnational Approach that compares British and Russian imperial history. She will speak about the concept of imperial nationalism found in the works of Vasily Klyuchevsky and George Trevelyan.
These historians had a dream that to some may seem an impossible one—to rescue the good nation from the hideous coils of imperialism. Chatterjee will consider the role of the historian in writing the nation and empire.