|Born in London to an Anglo-Indian father from Bangalore and an English mother from Northumberland, Uther grew up in Hong Kong, attending Peak School and Island School, before returning to the UK to read Modern History at Mansfield College, Oxford. He obtained his masters degree from LSE's Economic History Department before returning to Oxford to complete his doctoral studies at St Edmund Hall.
Uther has taught at Oxford University, LSE, and the Higher School of Economics in Moscow where he was a Senior Lecturer, and has also given lectures at the University of Calcutta and the Southwestern University of Finance and Economics in Chengdu.
Uther speaks Mandarin and Russian. His research is focused on Anglo-Indians, other mixed raced groups, racial passing and empire, and he has taught undergraduate courses on global, economic and imperial history.