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Adviser: Susan Pennybacker

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B.A. Western Kentucky University, 2012
M.A. Western Kentucky University, 2014
Ph.D. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2021

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.

Recent 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)