About the Author
Stephen Keck is the Head of the Department of International Studies and Associate Professor of History at the American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. His scholarship reflects a series of broad interests in the cultural and intellectual history of modern Britain and the British empire. In addition to working on Sir Arthur Helps, Keck's research is currently focused on John Ruskin's historical thought, and British writing about Burma and Southeast Asia. His teaching interests are related to British, European and Southeast Asian history, empires and imperialism, historiography and global history. Before joining the American University of Sharjah, he taught at the College of Charleston and the National University of Singapore.