Elizabeth A. Baker

Assistant Professor
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Contact Information
Phone: 724-450-4022
Email: BakerEA@gcc.edu

Elizabeth A. Baker


  • Ph.D. University of Notre Dame
  • M.A. University of Notre Dame
  • B.A. Gordon College

Areas of Research
I study British history through the lens of the elite Indian men and white middle-class women who partnered (albeit unequally) in London to enact gender reform in British India. My research investigates global migration and travel during the heyday of the British Empire and the ways race, gender, and class all influenced who could participate, and ultimately control, the practice and ideology of imperial philanthropy.


  • Modern European History
  • Modern Britain
  • Colonial India
  • Western Civilization

What is the most important piece of advice you give students to help them succeed? 
Don’t expect to just memorize dates and battles in the history classroom. Instead, seek to cultivate empathy, stoke your imagination, and learn how to think critically.

Selected Publications 

  • “Suffragette Palace: Sophia Duleep Singh, Hampton Court Palace, and Votes for Women,” Women’s History Review.