I am a PhD candidate in American History, supervised by Professors Adrian Gregory and Stephen Tuck. I work on African-American women’s and labour history. I am the current Captain Hon. Harold Alfred Vyvyan St. George Harmsworth Scholar. Before commencing my PhD, I received a BA in History, also from the University of Oxford, and a MSc in Gender History from the University of Edinburgh. My research is concerned with the professionalisation and diversification of the U.S. healthcare system in the late 19th and early 20thcenturies. I have a special interest in the history of nursing and am currently working on ideas of race and work in the Spanish-American and First World Wars, namely exploring ‘whiteness’ as a constitutive element in both nurse and veteran identities.