There are nine History and Economics students at the Centre in the current academic year.
Bipasha Bhattacharyya will be pursuing a PhD in History at Trinity College, supervised by Professor Samita Sen. She will consider Esperanto through an Asian lens and aim to recontextualise its entrenchment in variant late 19th and 20th century transnational narratives.
Matthew Chen is working towards an MPhil in Economic Research at Trinity College. He will examine the direct and spillover effects of major road infrastructure and civil conflict in Columbia.
Amelia Gardner-Thorpe is an MPhil candidate in Medieval History at Clare Hall, supervised by Professor Nora Berend and Dr Olenka Pevny. Her research interest is in literacy in medieval Russia between 12th and 14th centuries with a specific focus on Kyivan Rus.
Thomas Holland is a PhD student in History at King’s College, supervised by Professor Richard Bourke. He will examine ideological debates about inheritance rights between the Atlantic Revolutions and the early twentieth century.
Eibhlin Priestley is working towards a PhD in History at Murray Edwards College under the supervision of Dr Andrew Arsan. Her research will explore the Syrian diaspora in Egypt and Sudan in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Justin Wei is an MPhil candidate in Economic and Social History at Downing College, supervised by Dr Pedro Ramos Pinto. His research will consider the British response to demands presented by advocates of the New International Economic Order (NIEO) in 1972-1982.
Caleb Woodall is an MPhil student in American History at Pembroke College supervised by Professor Gary Gerstle. His research will focus on American labour politics during the New Deal era..
Emma Wordsworth is a PhD student in History at Wolfson College under the joint supervision of Professor Samita Sen and Dr Bronwen Everill. She will examine the changes in Victorian famine relief policy across the course of the 1870s and between different geographical spaces.
Lijun Zhang is an MPhil student in World History at Fitzwilliam College, supervised by Dr Rachel Leow. Her research will offer a comparative study of prostitution policing in Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaya from the 1930s to the late 1950s.