Dr Kieran Hazzard is a historian of Britain, India and the East India Company during the 18th century and 19th century. He is currently the Knowledge Exchange Fellow at the Ashmolean Museum, working with the National Trust and researching the origins and significance of the Indian artefacts amassed by Robert Clive and his family, which are now in Powis Castle.
He is particularly interested in British Radicalism and its combative relationship with the East India Company in the first half of the nineteenth century. Dr Hazzard's research focuses on a network of Radicals in Britain and India who sought to end Company rule and establish a form of participatory government in colonial India. His wider interests include, the intellectual history of the British Empire, print culture and pamphleteering, party politics during the 'Age of Reform', British reactions to Revolutionary and Napoleonic France, and social conditions during the Industrial Revolution.