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Status: PhD Candidate

Adviser: Susan Pennybacker

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Curriculum Vitae


B.A. Western Kentucky University, 2012
M.A. Western Kentucky University, 2014
M.A. Thesis: “‘The Broad Toiling Masses in All the Continents’: Anticolonial Activists and the Atlantic Charter”

Research Interests

My research focuses on the global history of anticolonialism in the twentieth century, especially intersections between anticolonialism and various forms of internationalism. My dissertation, “Lost Horizons: Anticolonial Internationalism, 1930-1970,” compares the internationalist and anticolonial careers of four leaders from different regions: Shukri al-Quwatli (1892-1967), the first president of Syria; V.K. Krishna Menon (1896-1974), the Indian diplomat and Minister of Defense; Carlos Romulo (1898-1985), the journalist and diplomat from the Philippines; and Nnamdi Azikiwe (1902-96), activist editor and first president of Nigeria.

Some Notable Publications

“‘Free and Equal Partners in Your Commonwealth’: The Atlantic Charter and Anticolonial Delegations to London, 1941-3,” Twentieth Century British History 29, no. 2 (June 2018): 259-283

“Teaching Decolonization beyond the Nation: The Case of West Africa,” World History Connected 13, no. 2 (June 2016)

Recent Public Engagements

HIST 243: The United States and Africa (Spring 2019)
HIST 140: The World since 1945 (Fall 2018)
HIST 203: Empires and Cultures in the Modern World (Summer 2018)