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- education, democracy, liberalism, citizenship, migration, Britain, British empire, modern Europe, 1914-1945, Britain since 1945, political history, intellectual history
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I am a historian of modern Britain and the British empire, researching the political history of liberal democracy, empire, citizenship, and education in the late British empire. My dissertation, “Democracy’s children: education, citizenship, and the totalitarian challenge to Britain and its empire, 1932-1951”, is an intellectual and political history of interwar educational thought, revealing how existential threats posed by totalitarian regimes caused liberals in Britain to reimagine education as a tool to produce democratic citizens in the metropole, on the continent, and in Britain’s former settler-colonies. My research explores the exclusion of imperial subjects of color from these blueprints for self-governance on the basis of race. I also research histories of child migration and child refugees to modern Britain.
My research is supported by the National Academy of Education/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship, the North American Conference on British Studies, and the Institute of Religion, Culture and Public Life at Columbia.
I gained my B.A from the University of Oxford and my M.A. from Columbia, where I am now a PhD candidate. I am a first-generation student and founded the Oxford First-Generation Student Society in 2015.
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- Africa, Australia, British Isles, Germany, India, Middle East, New Zealand, North America, United Kingdom, Western Europe
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- 7, 8
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- Children & Youth, Colonialism, Family, Government, Holocaust & Nazi Persecution, Migration & Immigration, Pedagogy, Politics, Race, Religion, World War I, World War II