Ian J. Kerr

Senior Scholar

Office: 209 University College
e-mail: ian.kerr@umanitoba.ca
Phone: (204) 474-7129


Ph.D., University of Minnesota
B.A., University of Pennsylvania


Colonial India: labour and management, the railway industry, technology transfer. Also British engineers and the infrastructure of the global economy in the 19th century.


India's Railway History: A Research Handbook, written with John Hurd, Brill, 2012

Engines of Change: The Railroads That Made India (Moving through History: Transportation and Society), Praeger Publishers, 2006.

"Representation and Representations of the Railways of Colonial and Post-Colonial South Asia", Modern Asian Studies, 37:2 (May 2003), pp. 287-326.
Editor, Railways in Modern India (Oxford in India Readings. Themes in Indian History) (Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2001).
Building the Railways of the Raj 1850-1900 (Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1995, paperback 1997).