Hester is a doctoral student in the Department of Politics and International Studies, supervised by Dr Duncan Kelly. She is writing an intellectual history of ideas of population, growth, and scarcity in the postwar thought of liberal philosophers and economists in Britain and America.
After completing her History BA at Cambridge, Hester spent a year at Harvard as a Kennedy Scholar, where she studied Arabic, modern European intellectual history, and political theory. She subsequently returned to Cambridge to pursue research at the intersection between environment, economics, and political thought for her MPhil, and now PhD. This year, she is running an AHRC reading group on “The Anthropocene and the Humanities”.
Centre for History and Economics,
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