Currently a DPhil candidate at Pembroke College, Oxford, I have previously completed a MSc in Gender History at the University of Edinburgh and a BA in History, also at Pembroke College. My project is concerned with contemporary debates in the United States surrounding the entry of black nurses into active service in the First World War. More broadly, I work on how the intersection of race and gender impacted African-American women’s experience of the nursing profession from the late 19th century to the inter-war period. I am the current Captain Hon. Harold Alfred Vyvyan St. George Harmsworth Graduate Scholar on World War One, a happy circumstance made possible by a generous donation from the Rothermere Foundation.