Jill C. Bender, 2019–2020

Assisted Emigrants: Irish Female Migration Projects and the British Empire

Trustees’ Fellowship, 2019-20

Associate Professor of History, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

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Jill C. Bender

Jill C. Bender is associate professor of history at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She is the author of The 1857 Indian Uprising and the British Empire (Cambridge, 2016) as well as several scholarly book chapters on British imperial and Irish history. Bender’s research has received funding support from a number of bodies, including Fulbright New Zealand and International Security Studies at Yale University. She is a past History Representative to the Executive for the American Conference of Irish Studies (ACIS) and a current member of the Council for the Southern Conference of British Studies (SCBS). While a 2019–2020 Fellow at the National Humanities Center, Bender is working on her second book project, which investigates the state-assisted migration of Irish women to Australia, Canada, and southern Africa during the mid-nineteenth century.

Selected Publications

The 1857 Indian Uprising and the British Empire

  • Bender, Jill C. “The ‘Piniana’ Question: Irish Fenians and the New Zealand Wars.” In Ireland in an Imperial World: Citizenship, Opportunism, and Subversion, edited by Michael de Nie, Tim McMahon, and Paul Townend, 203–22. London: Palgrave MacMillan, 2017.
  • Bender, Jill C. The 1857 Indian Uprising and the British Empire. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2016.
  • Bender, Jill C. “Ireland and Empire.” In The Princeton History of Modern Ireland, edited by Richard Bourke, and Ian McBride, 343–360. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2016.
  • Bender, Jill C. “Sir George Grey and the 1857 Indian Rebellion: the Unmaking and Making of an Imperial Career.” In Mutiny at the Margins: New Perspectives on the Indian Uprising of 1857, vol. 2, Britain and the Indian Uprising, edited by Crispin Bates, and Andrea Major, 199–218. Thousand Oaks, California: Sage, 2013.
  • Bender, Jill C. “The Imperial Politics of Famine: the 1873-4 Bengal Famine and Irish Parliamentary Nationalism.” Eire-Ireland 42, no. 1-2 (2007): 132–56.