University of St Andrews
Colin Kidd is Wardlaw Professor of Modern History at the University of St Andrews. He was educated at Cambridge and took his doctorate at Oxford. His previous posts were at All Souls College, Oxford, the University of Glasgow and Queen's University Belfast. Kidd's main focus is the history of ideas broadly conceived, and he has particular interests in ethnicity, race, nationhood and mythography, as well as in the history of anthropology and in that discipline's precursors. Kidd is the author of five books, all published by Cambridge University Press: Subverting Scotland's Past (1993), British Identities before Nationalism (1999), The Forging of Races (2006), Union and Unionisms (2008) and The World of Mr Casaubon (2016). He is a Fellow of the British Academy and of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and a former Vice-President of the Royal Historical Society. He has held visiting positions at Paris VII and Harvard.