Skip to content

Heather Streets-Salter

Headshot of Heather Streets-Salter

Professor of History

Heather Streets-Salter’s research focuses on world history, the structure of empires and colonial relationships, and the scholarship of pedagogy. She is the author of World War One in Southeast Asia: Colonialism and Anti-Colonialism in an Era of Global Conflict (2017), Empires and Colonies in the Modern World (2010) with Trevor Getz, Martial Races: The Military, Martial Races, and Masculinity in British Imperial Culture, 1857-1914 (2004), and Traditions and Encounters: A Brief Global History (2006, 2009, 2012) with Jerry Bentley and Herb Ziegler.

Streets-Salter’s teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels focuses on World History and the history of imperialism.


  • World War One in Southeast Asia. Cambridge University Press, 2017.
  • Co-authored with Trevor Getz. Empires and Colonies in the Modern World. Oxford University Press, 2015.
  • Co-authored with Jerry Bentley and Herb Ziegler. Traditions and Encounters: Brief Version, 4th edition. McGraw-Hill, 2015. Third edition September 2012. Second edition September 2009. First edition September 2006.
  • Co-authored with Herb Ziegler and Jerry Bentley. Traditions and Encounters: A Global Perspective on the Past, 7th edition. McGraw-Hill, 2014.
  • Martial Races: The Military, Race, and Masculinity in British Imperial Culture, 1857-1914. Manchester University Press, 2004. (reissued in paperback in fall 2010)

Recent Articles and Book Chapters:

  • “Anti-Colonial Movements,” in Tony Ballantyne and Antoinette Burton, editors, World Histories from Below: Disruption and Dissent from 1750 to the Present (Bloomsbury, 2016). 10,000 words. Refereed.
  • “The Noulens Affair in East and Southeast Asia: International Communism in the Interwar Period,” Journal of American East Asian Relations 21 (2014): 394-414. 11,000 words.
  • “The Local Was Global: The Singapore Mutiny of 1915,” Journal of World History 24:3 (August 2013): 539-576. 16,718 words.
  • “Writing for Student Audiences: Pitfalls and Possibilities,” Special Issue of Historical Reflections/Reflexions Historiques (June, 2012): 109-122. 6161 words.
  • “Becoming a World Historian: Training, Topics, and Goals,” in Douglas Northrup, editor, A Companion to World History (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012): 45-62. 7159 words. Refereed.
  • Education

    PhD, 1998, Modern Britain/British Empire
    Duke University

  • Contact

  • Address

    205 Meserve Hall
    360 Huntington Avenue
    Boston, MA 02115