There are eight History and Economics students at the Centre in the current academic year.
Matilde Bettencourt Cruz is pursuing an MPhil in Modern European History at King’s College under the supervision of Dr Pedro Ramos Pinto. Her research focuses on Soviet-Portuguese relations during the Carnation Revolution (1974-1976).
Lucie Davidson is at Emmanuel College working towards an MPhil in Political Thought and Intellectual History, supervised by Dr Thomas Hopkins. Her proposed research concerns the ideas of scarcity and growth in the late 19th and early 20th century. These will be examined through the lens of contemporary ecocriticism.
Max Long is at Emmanuel College and a second year doctoral student in history, supervised by Professor Peter Mandler. He is researching the popular representation of natural subjects on film and radio in early-twentieth century Britain.
Mary Ononokpono is at Lucy Cavendish and working towards a PhD in History. Her research examines socioeconomic and cultural transformations across the Bight of Biafra in the long eighteenth century.
Blaise Sadler is at Girton College working towards an MPhil in Economic and Social History, supervised by Amy Erickson and Adrian Leonard. His proposed research covers the period 1685-1725 and aims to explore the relationship between cultural histories of the City of London and the economic history of the Financial Revolution.
Zijing Shen is working towards an MPhil in Economic and Social History at Churchill College, supervised by Leigh Shaw-Taylor. His research concerns female occupational structure of major industrial cities including Beijing, Shanghai, Nanjing and Congqing in the period of the Republic of China (1912-1949).
Wonik Son is at Trinity College and working towards an MPhil in World History, supervised by Joya Chatterji. He proposes to research the perception of disability in the global imagination, informed by the images of postwar UN humanitarian photography.
Ridhi Thukral is at Newnham College, working towards an MPhil in Economic and Social History under the supervision of David Washbrook. Her research will consider how colonial legal infrastructure, specifically contract law, shaped socio-economic institutions and the development trajectory of capitalism in British India (1872-1947).