Research Topic: Deportation and Repatriation from Britain and France at War, 1789–1819
My research interests focus on connections and conflicts between people, places, countries, and social classes from the French Revolution to the aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars. My project explores the forced movement of people across national and imperial borders by state-directed deportation and repatriation and how this generated, sustained, and severed social and political relationships. Touching on the prisoners of war, political dissidents, suspicious aliens, and criminals who were shipped across borders and seas, it will identify the networks created by these movements and their political and social consequences.
Now a first-year DPhil student on the Global and Imperial History strand, I previously studied History at the University of York and spent a year as a visiting student at the University of Pennsylvania. I then received my MPhil in Modern British History with distinction from the University of Cambridge, funded by St Catharine's College. I began my DPhil at Oxford in October 2023, where I hold the Oxford-Sir Colin R. Lucas Scholarship in French History at Balliol College. In Hilary term 2024, I will be teaching a European history seminar as part of the Balliol College Floreat Access Programme.