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Erik Linstrum
Assistant Professor, University of Virginia

Erik Linstrum is assistant professor in the Department of History at the University of Virginia. He is the author of Ruling Minds: Psychology in the British Empire (2016) and is now writing a history of colonial violence in post-1945 Britain.

Written by Erik Linstrum

Essay/
History
The empire dreamt back

To help rule its empire, Britain turned to psychoanalysis. But they weren’t willing to hear the truth it told

Erik Linstrum