Race, Citizenship, and the Great War: A Comparative Study of the British and French Caribbean, 1912-1939
Supervisors: Adrian Gregory and Stephen Tuck
Funding: Arts & Humanities Research Council Doctoral Studentship / Pembroke College Graduate Scholarship
Part of Oxford's Globalising and Localising the Great War network, my research examines the relationship between the First World War and ideas of citizenship across the Anglophone and Francophone Caribbean from 1912 to 1939. I explore how West Indians at home and across the diaspora understood the war as a political and economic moment, and how the transnational discussions which fed into this process relate to the major constitutional changes of the twentieth century: independence and départementalisation.
I hold a BA in History from Pembroke College, Oxford and an MSc in the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology from Lincoln College, Oxford. I retain a strong research interest in the history of medicine.
'Review: Quarantine: Local and Global Histories, edited by A. Bashford'. The Mariner's Mirror, 103:4 (2017), pp.480-482.
'Military Officers, Tropical Medicine, and Racial Thought in the Formation of the West India Regiments, 1793-1802', Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences, 72:2 (2017), pp.142-165.
I teach on the FHS paper 'Disciplines of History', and on the FHS Special Subject 'Race, Religion and Resistance in the United States, from Jim Crow to Civil Rights'.
I have been involved in Access and Outreach work since my time as an undergraduate. I have worked mainly with Pembroke's various initiatives and with Oxford's UNIQ Summer School, but also with Target Schools, Pathways, and Target Oxbridge.