There are nine History and Economics students at the Centre in the current academic year.
Isobel Akerman is pursuing an MPhil in Modern British History at Queens’ College under the supervision of Professor Paul Warde. She explores the concept of ‘environment’ with regards to citizenship and identity over the last century and in the context of understandings of citizenship and political subjectivity.
Phyllis Chan is working towards an MPhil in World History at Sidney Sussex College, supervised by Dr Rachel Leow. She investigates the logics of colonial racial enumeration and administration in Hong Kong and the Straits Settlements in the early twentieth century.
Julia Fine is an MPhil candidate in Modern South Asian Studies at Christ’s College, supervised by Professor Sujit Sivasundaram. Her research focuses on ecology and labour in Bengal’s salt-industry, 1757-1863.
Nishant Gokhale is a PhD student in Law at St. John’s College, supervised by Professor Paul McHugh. His research is a multi-sited history of the British East India Company's engagement with law at home and in India, current title Agents of Order: Governing the Khandesh Bhils in 19th Century Company India, 1818-1857.
Bhadrajee Hewage is working towards an MPhil in Modern South Asian Studies at St. Edmund’s College, supervised by Sujit Sivasundaram. His research will explore religious, cultural and national competition between Ceylon and India during the lifetime of Anagarika Dharmapala (1864-1933).
Tohid Ismail is an MPhil candidate in World History at Magdalene College. His research focuses on The Central African Federation and the breakdown of colonial authority between London, the Federal Government, and the territorial governments.
Gal Koplewitz is working towards an MPhil in Economic and Social History at Queens' College, under the supervision of Dr Rachel Leow. His research focuses on Baghdadi-Jewish trade in East Asia under the aegis of the British Empire, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Tobias Silseth is a PhD student in History at Girton College and is supervised by Professor Paul Warde. His work, at the intersection between environmental history and intellectual history, explores the British Coal dependency, 1860-1920.
Grace Whorrall-Campbell is a PhD student in History at Newnham College and is supervised by Dr Lucy Delap. Her research concerns emotions, psychology and management in the British workplace, c. 1930-1970.