Inge received her Ph.D. from Cambridge University in 2001. She has taught courses in research methods, the social sciences and history at Oxford University, Warwick University, University of East Anglia, and Iowa State University, USA. Inge is currently Senior Lecturer in the School of Social Sciences at Brunel University London, where she teaches courses in race and gender history and performs a lead role in the university's teaching and learning design strategy through overseeing the creation and development of new undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.
Inge Dornan has taught and published in the fields of race and gender history since 2001, with a focus on slavery and the slave trade in British America and the Caribbean. She has led several award-winning public engagement projects on British slavery and the slave trade, including theatrical productions and archival exhibitions. Her work has received funding from Arts Council England, the William A. Cadbury Trust, and the UK Festival of Humanities. In 2009 Inge was appointed Visiting Fellow of the Rothermere American Institute, Oxford, and in 2019-20 Visiting Fellow of Mansfield College, Oxford. At Brunel, Inge plays a lead role in curriculum and programme design innovation and development in the social sciences, alongside teaching undergraduate courses in the social sciences, and delivering Ph.D. supervision. Inge has a Ph.D. in history from the University of Cambridge and a PGCert in Higher Education from Brunel University. She is a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy and a member of the History UK Steering Committee.