About Dr Tim Allender

Tim's principal work concerns colonial education focusing on India using postcolonial and feminist paradigms.

He has published international articles on these topics and his book, Ruling Through Education analyses, in postcolonial perspective, colonial education in north India in the late nineteenth century. Tim is working on an Australian Research Council (ARC) grant concerning the disciplinarity of classroom language and he has published a book on the social history of Western Victoria, Australia. Tim has been involved in history-syllabus development in NSW, and is particularly interested in developing its Asian prespective. He has also developed a course on cross-cultural education which has enabled his students to undertake international fieldwork research in Asia, Canada and Europe. Tim is also currently using the model of 'knowledge transfer' and gender for two research projects.

Selected publications

  • Allender, T. (in press). Female Education and the Raj, 1854-1930. London/New York: Manchester University Press.
  • Allender, T. (2009). Guest editor, special issue, ‘Work! Work! Work! : Work and the History of Education, History of Education Review.. (Vol. 38:2), .
  • Allender, T. and Spencer, S. (2009). Guest editors, special issue, ‘Fruitful Labour: Work and the Historian of Education’ History of Education (UK).. (Vol. 38:6), London: Taylor and Francis.
  • Allender, T. (2006). Ruling through education: the politics of schooling in the colonial Punjab. New Delhi: New Dawn Press. 358pp.
  • Allender, T. and Brennan, D. (1996). Coaches Called Here. Adelaide: Advertiser Press. 442pp.

Book chapters
  • Allender, T. (in press). 'Mary Carpenter and the Polemic of Female Education in Colonial India'. In J. Goodman and J. Martin (Eds.), Women and Education: Major Themes in Education London: Routledge.
  • Allender, T. (in press). 'Historical Analysis: New Approaches to Postcolonial Scholarship and the Subcontinent' . In , Markauskaite, L., Freebody, P., Irwin, J., (Eds) Methodological Choices and Research Designs for Educational and Social Change: Linking Scholarship Policy and Practice. Dordrecht: Sprenger.
  • Allender, T. (2009). ‘Girls at Risk: The Female Learning Space in Colonial India, 1818-1919’ . In C. Mayer, I. Lohmann, I. Grosvenor (Ed.), Children and Youth at Risk. Approaches from the History of Education (Frankfurt, Peter Lang, 2009). (pp. 289–308), Frankfurt: Peter Lang.
  • Allender, T. (2007). 'How the state made and unmade education in the Raj, 1800-1919'. In Tolley K (Ed.), Transformations in Schooling: Historical and Comparative Perspectives (Vol. 1, pp. 67–86), New York: Palgrave MacMillan.