Faculty Advisor: James Cronin
M.A., History, Boston College, 2013
B.A., History and Public Policy, The College of William and Mary, 2010
Democracy, Rights, and Empire I & II
Europe and the Modern World I & II
I study twentieth-century British and International history, with a focus on British political, cultural, and imperial history, and the history of international organizations. My dissertation studies the British role in the creation and growth of an international civil service at the United Nations from 1945 to 1975, examining the growth of international institutions alongside historical processes including postwar reconstruction and decolonization. It compares the views of British government officials with those of the international civil servants from Britain who joined the new organizations.
AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS:
Boston College Dissertation Completion Fellowship (2015-2016)
Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy Summer Research Grant (2015)
Boston College History Department Dissertation Research Fellowship (2013-2014)
Council for European Studies (CES) Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowship (2012)
Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy Graduate Fellow (2012-2015)
Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy Summer Research Grant (2011)
Boston College University Fellowship (2010-2012, 2014)
SELECTED CONFERENCE PAPERS:
“Great Britain and the International Civil Service, 1945-1975.” 21st International Conference of Europeanists, Washington, DC, March 14-16, 2014.
“Imperial ‘Experts’?: The British in the Early United Nations.” 2012 Britain and the World Conference, University of Edinburgh, June 21-23, 2012.
“Scientists or Imperialists?: Great Britain, the United Nations, and Technological Development, 1945-1970.” Mid-Atlantic Conference on British Studies, 2012 Annual Meeting, Pennsylvania State University Abington, April 21-22, 2012.