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Get to know more about our current PhD students. Click on their name to read more about the details of their research projects.

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Muhamed Agush

Muhamed Agush

The Turkish Question Revisited: US-EU Relations with Turkey Since 9/11

Francesca Akhtar

Francesca Akhtar

The Pentagon's Spies: A Critical History of the Defense Intelligence Agency, from JFK to Trump

Javiera Arce Riffo

Javiera Arce Riffo

The internal organisation of political parties in South America and its effects on democracy

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Alin Barbantan

Free-Riding in the Far East: the impact of burden-sharing on US hegemony

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Michael Byrne

'Succeeding Greatness' The problem of presidential leadership in the shadow of an exeptional predecessor. A case study of John Adams, Martin Van Buren, Harry S Truman, and George H.W. Bush

Camila Cea Moore

Camila Cea Moore

Upsetting inequality? An analysis of Bachelet's Higher Education Reforms in Contemporary Chile

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Frankie Chappell

Autonomy and Solidarity: The Intellectual and Activist World of Black Women for Wages for Housework, 1970s-2000s

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Eunice Clarke

Post-independence nation building and rgionalism in the smaller Eastern Caribbean nations

Stephen Colbrook

Stephen Colbrook

States of Infection: Public Health Federalism and the U.S. AIDS Epidemic

Mercedes Crisostomo Meza

Mercedes Crisóstomo

Militant Women in the Peruvian Revolutionary Projects before the Internal Armed Conflict

Thomas Cryer

Thomas Cryer

‘Walking the Tightrope’: John Hope Franklin and the Dilemmas of African American History in Action

Josephine Harmon

Josephine Harmon

Coalition between Diverse Conservative Interest Groups and Gun Politics

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Mallory Horrill

Victorian Image of Canada: English Gentlewomen and their Perceptions of Canada 1830-1900

Emily Hull

Emily Hull

Irving Kristol: Cold War Liberal and Conservative

Shodona Kettle

Shodona Kettle

Reparative histories and healing contemporaries: A comparative investigation into transnational movements for reparations in the Americas

John Lawrence

John Lawrence

Explaining corporate compliance with the 2013 Peruvian governance code

Sailin Li

Sailin Li

Anglo-American relations and arms sales to China (1972-1989)

Yifei LI

Yifei Li

A carefully constructed unintended consequence: Development of Medicare as a patchwork system, 1965-1997

Thomas Maier

Thomas Maier

The Shape of the State to Come: Transnationality and the Social Imaginary of the Welfare State in Argentina, 1930-1952

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Phoebe Martin

Culture as protest: the uses of art and performance to tackle cultural gender norms in Peru

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Digby Ogston

Demand-side Challenges to Building Direct Taxation in Developing Economies: Evaluating the Potential of Informality in Redressing Low Tax Burdens of Latin America and the Caribbean

Agisilaos Papageorgiou

Agis Papageorgiou

Interventionism and Ideology: Greco-American Relations from 1947 to 1974 and their Historical Memory

William Ranger

Will Ranger

Society, Patriotism and American Civil Religion: A Contribution to the History of Mentalities

Remy Roberts

Remy Roberts

Postmemory and Political Action: A Comparative Historical Analysis of Argentina and Guatemala

Christopher Sarjeant

Christopher Sarjeant

The Forgotten Culture War: The Roots, Structures and Implications of Intellectual Divergence on the American Left During the ‘Long' 1990s

Matthew Schlachter

Matthew Schlachter

The Role of Moderates in the US Republican Party, from 1980 to the Present Day

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Cosimo Stahl

Claiming and framing for anti-corruption? Assessing the mobilising effects of Brazil's Public Federal Ministry's communication campaign during the Lava Jato investigations (2014-21) 

Midou Tian

Midou Tian

Promoting Peace? US Soft Power towards China, 1989-2016

Pablo Uchoa

Pablo Uchoa

Bolivarian Venezuela: Competing Models of Civil-military Relations 

Marieta Constanza Valdivia Lefort

Marieta C. Valdivia Lefort

Formal education and nation-building: Factors influencing the decision-making processes to define the curriculum policy for civic and history education in Chilean schools between 1900 and 1970