Elizabeth Lhost

Elizabeth Lhost is a historian and legal studies scholar currently based at Dartmouth College. Her research focuses on the global histories of information technologies as they relate to concepts of identity and citizenship.

She is also interested in the continuities between historical documentary practices and current debates about privacy, surveillance, and human rights. Her work as an ILP Fellow will focus on building connections between IT innovation and higher education, with the hope of building partnerships that will promote learning and open access to information without compromising privacy or research credibility. She is currently writing a book that investigates the relationship between Islamic law and bureaucracy in British India.