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Current PhD Students

Please find below all current PhD students of the Warwick University History Department, listed alphabetically by surname. Details of former PhD students are also available.

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Ahlemeyer, Sophie Aimée
Sophie Ahlemeyer
Sophie Aimée Ahlemeyer

Thesis: Wom(b)anhood: Herstory, “treatment” and conceptions of endometriosis from the 20th century onwards
Supervisor(s): Hilary Marland & Robert Bivins
ePortfolio: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/students/eportfolios/u1807725

 

Al Khalifa, Ali
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Ali Al Khalifa

Thesis: The Adviser: Charles Belgrave’s Relationship with Britain’s Informal Empire in the Gulf
Supervisor: Dr Robert FletcherLink opens in a new window
ePortfolio: n/a

 

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Boender, Niels
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Niels Boender

Thesis: Coercive Reconciliation, Decolonisation, and the Local Politics of Central Kenya, 1956-69
Supervisor: Professor Daniel Branch and Professor David Anderson
ePortfolio: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/students/eportfolios/nielsboender 

 

Boote Powell, Sarah
sarah boote powell
Sarah Boote Powell

Thesis: 'Politics and Associated Political Culture in Three Midland Boroughs - Coventry, Leicester and Northampton - in the Age of Reform, 1826-1841'.
Supervisor: Dr Sarah Richardson
ePortfolio: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/students/eportfolios/u0028240
 

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Caistor-Parker, Ian
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Ian Caistor-Parker

Thesis: A history of incarceration in Kenya 1945-present
Supervisor: Professor David Anderson
ePortfolio: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/students/eportfolios/u1637773

 

Challender, Chloe
Chloe Challender
Chloe Challender

Thesis: Institutional intimacy: gender, contested sexuality and relationships in the 19th Century Parliament
Supervisor: Professor Sarah Richardson & Dr Laura Schwartz
ePortfolio: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/students/eportfolios/u2251689 
 

Chen, Qing
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Qing Chen

Thesis: Sino-British Relations And Interactions, British Empire And Commercial Chamber In Modern China
Supervisor: Dr Song-Chuan Chen and Dr James Poskett
ePortfolio: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/students/eportfolios/qingchen/

 

Cooper, Nathalie
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Nathalie Cooper

Thesis: Museum Collections and The Legacies Of Imperialism: Curating Colonial Violence at The Horniman
Supervisor: Professor David Anderson
ePortfolio: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/students/eportfolios/u2056998/ 

 

Crawford, Angus
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Angus Crawford

Thesis: Almshouse, Guild, and Town Community: The Lord Leycester Hospital in its Urban Setting, c. 1571-1700
Supervisor(s): Naomi Pullin & Beat Kümin
ePortfolio: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/students/eportfolios/u5563480 
 

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Dai, Xianxian
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Xianxian Dai

Thesis: A Social History of the First Opium War in the Jiangnan Region
Supervisor: Professor Susan Carruthers & Dr Song-Chuan Chen
ePortfolio: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/students/eportfolios/u2257785 
 

Dennett, Hannah
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Hannah Dennett

Thesis: “Forgotten Foundlings”: Black Lives and the Eighteenth-Century Foundling Hospital
Supervisor: Professor Maxine Berg and Professor Rebecca Earle
ePortfolio: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/students/eportfolios/u1966016

 

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Edwards, Mia
Mia Edwards
Mia Edwards

Thesis: Masculinity, Physicality and Disability: Shifting Experiences and Ideologies within the Antebellum South, 1800-1861
Supervisor: Professor Tim Lockley & Dr Sergio Lussana (Nottingham Trent University)
ePortfolio: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/students/eportfolios/u2252430 
 

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Flake, Kristi
Kristi Flake
Kristi Flake

Thesis: The Book of Homilies and the Church of England, 1603-1720
Supervisors: Professor Peter Marshall, Professor Beat Kumin and Professor Mark Knights
ePortfolio: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/students/eportfolios/u2254670

 

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Gao, Haoqi
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Haoqi Gao

Thesis: Kenya Post-Colonial History
Supervisor: Professor Daniel Branch
ePortfolio: n/a
 

Gettings, Daniel
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Daniel Gettings

Thesis: Sustaining Body and Soul: The Early Modern English and their water, 1550-1750.
Supervisor: Professor Beat Kumin
ePortfolio: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/students/eportfolios/danielgettings 
 

Goh, Jeremy
Jeremy Goh
Jeremy Goh

Thesis: Globalizing from the Periphery: Chinese banking transnationalism in Singapore, Malaya, and China (1900-1950)
Supervisor(s): Dr Song-Chuan Chen & Dr Charles Walton
ePortfolio: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/students/eportfolios/u5541810 
 

Gómez Baeza, Nicolás

Nicolás Gómez Baeza

Thesis: Managers from the British World: Imperial Trajectories and Labour Regimes in the Sheep Farming Industry of Southern Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego (1858–1964)
Supervisor: Dr Camillia Cowling and Dr Robert Fletcher
ePortfolio: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/students/eportfolios/nicolasgomezbaeza/



Grey, Joshua
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Joshua Grey

Thesis: The Right-Wing Press and the British World, 1780-1830
Supervisor(s): Prof David Lambert & Prof Gordon Pentland
ePortfolio: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/students/eportfolios/u1913619 
 

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Hamoud, Samir
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Samir Hamdoud

Thesis: Young People and Disability: Medical Science, Education and Care at the Royal Albert Asylum, 1870 - 1920
Supervisor: Professor Hilary Marland
ePortfolio: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/students/eportfolios/u1866443

 

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Knox, Imogen
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Imogen Knox

Thesis: Self-destructive desires and the supernatural in early modern Britain
Supervisor: Professor Peter Marshall & Dr Naomi Pullin
ePortfolio: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/students/eportfolios/imogenknox/ 
 

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Law, Judy
Judy Law
Judy Law

Thesis: Zhangzhou Ware: Chinese Porcelain for Intra-Asian Trade during the Late Sixteenth and Early Seventeenth Centuries
Supervisor: Professor Anne Gerritsen
ePortfolio: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/students/eportfolios/u2248245 
 

Lemos, Sue
Sue Lemos
Sue Lemos

Thesis: Pioneers of Our Own Future: Historicising the Black lesbian and gay movement in Late Twentieth Century Britain
Supervisor: Dr Laura Schwartz & Dr Meleisa Ono-George
ePortfolio: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/students/eportfolios/suelemos

 

Liu, Jiaqi
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Jiaqi Liu

Thesis: Confucian Ritual Vessels In The Diplomatic Discourses In Tenth-To-Thirteenth Century East Asia
Supervisor: Professor Anne Gerritsen
ePortfolio: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/students/eportfolios/1990450/ 
 

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Martin, Fleur
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Fleur Martin

Thesis: 'Looting, Trade & The Gift: Imperial Collecting in Eastern Africa, 1860 – 1914'
Supervisor: Professor David Anderson
ePortfolio: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/students/eportfolios/fleurmartin/ 
 

Medina-Gonzalez, Paola
Paola Medina-Gonzalez
Paola Medina-Gonzalez

Thesis: Wehrmacht Masculinities: Exploring Queerness and Martial Masculinity Through Cross-Dressing Soldiers
Supervisor: Anna Hajkova
ePortfolio: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/students/eportfolios/paola-medina-gonzalez
 

Mehta, Himesh
No Photo AvailableHimesh Mehta

Thesis: The Making of a ‘Psychedelic Renaissance’ in Britain
Supervisor: Professor Mathew Thomson & Dr Claudia Stein
ePortfolio: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/students/eportfolios/1714634 
 

Metcalfe, Peter
No Photo Available Peter Metcalfe

Thesis: Trade Unions in Malaya & Singapore, 1942-1959.
Supervisor: Professor Daniel Branch & Dr Robert Fletcher
ePortfolio: n/a
 

Miyonga, Rose
No Photo AvailableRose, Miyonga

Thesis: Forgive and Forget? Mau Mau and the Making of Memory and History in Post-Colonial Kenya
Supervisor: Professor David Anderson and Professor Daniel Branch
ePortfolio: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/students/eportfolios/rose-miyonga/ 


 

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Ocando-Thomas, Eloisa
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Eloisa Ocando Thomas

Thesis: Colonial goods in early modern times: Consumption networks of import commodities in late eighteenth-century Caracas
Supervisor(s): Rebecca Earle
ePortfolio: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/students/eportfolios/u554463 
 

Orchardson, Emma

Emma Orchardson

Emma Orchardson

Thesis: Kamuzu Banda and the Cold War in Malawi, c.1964-84
Supervisor: Professor David Anderson and Professor Daniel Branch
ePortfolio: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/students/eportfolios/emma-orchardson/ 

 

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Pravdica, Anna
Anna Pravdica
Anna Pravdica

Thesis: Sincerity, Deceit, and Social Identity in Britain, 1640-1770
Supervisor: Dr Naomi Pullin, Professor Mark Knights & Dr Kate Loveman (University of Leicester)
ePortfolio: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/students/eportfolios/2246011 
 

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Quinn, Serin
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Serin Quinn

Thesis: The spread of the tomato in early modern Italy and England
Supervisor: Professor Beat Kumin and Professor Rebecca Earle
ePortfolio: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/students/eportfolios/serinquinn 
 

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Rudra, Shalini
Shalini Rudra
Shalini Rudra

Thesis: European Unions’ detention of Indian generic medicines: A compromise on the historical evolution of global health governance, 1970-present
Supervisors: Professor Roberta Bivins and Dr Elise Smith
ePortfolio: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/students/eportfolios/u1984684

 

Rutherford, Beckie
No Photo AvailableBeckie Rutherford

Thesis: Disabled women organising: rethinking the political within British liberation movements, 1976-1998
Supervisor: Dr Laura Schwartz & Dr Claire Shaw
ePortfolio: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/students/eportfolios/u1790389/
 

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Sharples, Catriona
No Photo AvailableCatriona Sharples

Thesis: Colonial Science and Military Service: The West India Regiments and circum-Atlantic networks of knowledge, c.1815-c.1900
Supervisor: Professor David Lambert and Dr James Poskett
ePortfolio: n/a

 

Steels, Andrew
Andrew Steels
Andrew Steels

Thesis: Regulation and English Private Trade in the Mediterranean, 1600-1750
Supervisor: Professor Mark Knights and Dr Guido van Meersbergen
ePortfolio: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/students/eportfolios/u1982410/ 



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Talbot, Connor
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Connor Talbot

Thesis: The earliest colonial experiments that the English undertook in the 16th and 17th centuries, focusing on how public perceptions of these projects changed over time
Supervisor: Professor Mark Knights
ePortfolio: n/a
 

Tam, Brendan
Brendan Tam 
Brendan Tam

Thesis: ‘Pledged by Habit, Connection or Personal Honour’? Friendship and Politics in the late Georgian and early Victorian era: 1760-1850
Supervisor: Professor Mark Knights & Professor Mark Philp
ePortfolio: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/students/eportfolios/2159639 
 

Tauber, Maria
 
Maria TauberMaria Tauber

Thesis: The Making of English Politicians. Early Modern MPs and the Transformation of the Media System, c. 1650 – 1800
Supervisor: Professor Beat Kümin
ePortfolio: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/students/eportfolios/u1990624Link opens in a new window
 
 

Twiby, Lewis
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Lewis Twiby

Thesis: Una herida abierta: Post-revolutionary state making and identity in Mexico and Ciudad Juarez, c.1920-1960
Supervisor(s): Rosie Doyle & Benjamin Smith
ePortfolio: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/students/eportfolios/2280737

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Uribe Botta, Camilo
Camilo Uribe Botta
Camilo Uribe Botta

Thesis: Hunting Orchids in the Northern Andes. The exchange of tropical Orchidaceae between Colombia and the United Kingdom. 1843-1901
Supervisor: Professor Rebecca Earle
ePortfolio: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/students/eportfolios/u1990473

 

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Walsdorf, Anais
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Anais Walsdorf

Thesis: Metallic Empire : Science, Energy, and Industrial Imperialism in the John Percy Collection, 1817–89
Supervisor: Dr James Poskett
ePortfolio: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/students/eportfolios/2290937 

 

Wang, Haijiao
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Haijiao Wang

Thesis: Contours of Womanhood: Navigating Women’s Beauty, Emotion, and Relationships in Early Modern England
Supervisor(s): Naomi Pullin & Peter Marshall
ePortfolio: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/students/eportfolios/u2118795 
 

Wu, Yitian
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Yitian Wu

Thesis: The East African Asian Immigration into the UK, 1968-1973
Supervisor: Professor Daniel Branch
ePortfolio: n/a


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Xu, Jingyang
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Jingyang Xu

Thesis: Eating in the Cottonopolis: Politics in the Diet of Manchester’s Cotton Workers, 1770-1870
Supervisor(s): Prof Rebecca Earle & Prof Mark Knights
ePortfolio: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/students/eportfolios/u2290134 
 

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Yang, Gongchen
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Gongchen Yang

Thesis: The British Commercial Community in Canton and the Changes of Modern China Foreign Trade System, 1700s–1840s
Supervisor: Song-Chuan Chen
ePortfolio: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/students/eportfolios/gongchen-yang/
 
 

Yang, Liuyue
No Photo AvailableLiuyue Yang

Thesis: Local Production, Domestic Consumption And Scholars’ Taste Of Ceramic In Seventeenth-Century China
Supervisor: Anne Gerritsen
ePortfolio: n/a

 

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