Rachel Banke

Title

Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow

Rachel Banke

Specialization

America, the American Revolution, the Atlantic world, eighteenth-century British Empire

Education

Ph.D., University of Notre Dame
M.A., University of Notre Dame
B.A., Boston College

Profile

Banke's current project, Bute’s Empire: Reform, Reaction, and the Roots of Imperial Crisis, examines how provincial subjects developed misunderstandings about metropolitan intentions for America in the 1760s and 1770s.  She argues that competing visions for imperial reform existed within the British government during the era of the Seven Years’ War and contends that the conflation between these distinctive visions for reform allowed provincials to construct a narrative of metropolitan tyranny and despotism that contributed to the imperial crisis.

Contact

rbanke@nd.edu
219 O'Shaughnessy Hall
Notre Dame IN 46556