Our editorial team work incredibly hard to develop the activities, reach and scope of the centre. As well as their role in collaborating with contributors and editing submissions to the centre’s Global History Blog, our team have their own areas of responsibility within the centre and their own research and projects that they are working on. To find out more about them and their interests, see below.
Director of Public Engagement
Jordan is an editor at the centre and coordinates both our online and offline activities. The context of Latin America in the globally connected past inspires his research; concentrating on Mexico, Brazil and Argentina as well as regional perspectives during the twentieth century.
Jordan obtained his MA in History and Politics at the University of Dundee in 2019. He completed the MPhil in World History at the University of Cambridge in 2020, where he assessed the consequences of the Panama Canal on Argentina’s international economy between 1914-29. He is currently working on an oral history project on the emergence of the specialty coffee industry in Mexico. In September 2021, he will begin his PhD at the University of California, San Diego to research social networks and human ecology during Mexico’s neoliberal democratisation.
Anna joined the team as a podcast coordinator for the centre’s podcast series in January 2021. She hosts and is in regular conversation with historians on different subjects surrounding global history.
Anna is a PhD candidate in the History Department at the University of York, where she is researching the history of women’s writing after independence in Uganda and Kenya. Currently, she is also a visiting research student in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh. She holds a BA in International Studies from Leiden University, and an MA in African Studies from The School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London). Anna’s broader research interests include histories of race and its intersections with gender and class; social and cultural history in an (East) African context; and decolonising historical research methodologies. Her research has been published in journals such as Gender and Research, and online platforms, including African Arguments and Africa in Words. She tweets @anna_adima.
Editor of Early Modern and European History
Rory’s studies focus predominately on Early Modern European and Atlantic History. However, he holds a notoriously broad range of historical and academic interests, from the Medieval Church to the changing interpretations of Natural Law. As such, he is a strong advocate of collapsing inter-disciplinary boundaries and increasing cooperation between scholars of different periods, regions and subjects.
Rory completed his MA in History at the University of Dundee in 2020 with his dissertation on the presentation of British newspaper coverage of the Thirty Years’ War. He is currently undertaking the MLitt in Intellectual History at the University of St Andrews, where he is researching how colonialism was conceptualised in Early Modern Scotland.
Editor of African History
Lauren is an independent researcher on the history of the Mau Mau rebellion in Kenya (1952-1960). She obtained both her MA and MLitt degrees in History at the University of Dundee in 2018 and 2019 respectively. Lauren’s research interests are rooted in the history of the British empire, specifically in Kenya. She has also conducted research on the impact of World War II in East Africa. Lauren is currently the assistant editor for Scottish Financial News and is continuing her independent research on the role of propaganda during the Kenya Emergency.