There are ten History and Economics students at the Centre in the current academic year.
Anna Cusack is at St Catharine’s College and working towards an MPhil in Early Modern History supervised by Dr Elizabeth Foyster. Her thesis will seek to examine the role played by women when tending to the dead and dying during the early modern period in Britain.
Merve Fejzula is in her second year of PhD in history at Trinity Hall and is supervised by Professor Gary Gerstle. Her dissertation working title is ‘African American expatriates, negritude, and the post-war future, 1945-1975’.
Sonja Grassmugg is working towards an MPhil in Modern British History at Christ’s College and is supervised by Dr Ben Griffin. Her thesis title is ‘Working men vs. the legal system, c. 1810s–1850s’.
Annalise Higgins is a first year history PhD student at Trinity College supervised by Professor Alison Bashford. Her research is on international diplomacy and the world’s oceans, c.1850-1977.
Zoë Hitzig is working towards an MPhil in History and Philosophy of Science and is supervised by Dr Anna Alexandrova. Her research concerns using “big data” and network theory to understand problems in development.
Joshua Ivinson is at St Edmund’s College and in his second year of PhD in history. He is supervised by Dr Paul Warde and the title of his research is ‘Commercial networks and occupational structures of the West Country dry cod industry, c.1550-1650’.
James Morris is a first year PhD student in history at Emmanuel College, supervised by Professor Christopher Clark. His research concerns the Europeanization of civil society and the 1848 revolution in the Romanian Principalities.
Rachel Stewart is working towards an MPhil in World History at St Edmund’s College. Her research, under the supervision of Dr Rachel Leow, concerns the social and cultural consequences of foreign establishments in China beginning in 1841, when the British captured Ningpo, to the end of the nineteenth century at the outbreak of China’s war with Japan.
Roseanna Webster is a first year PhD student in history at King’s College. She is supervised by Dr Lucy Delap and Dr Pedro Ramos Pinto and her research is concentrated on Spanish women during the transition to democracy.
Jennifer Yuk Lum Yip is pursuing an MPhil in World History at Churchill College. She is supervised by Professor Tim Harper and Dr Patrick Clibbens. Her work considers the effectiveness of logistical and administrative measures taken by the British to maintain the morale of Indian Expeditionary Force A (IEFA) on the western front of the Great War.