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Brittany Merritt Nash

Academic Interests:

British Empire, Africa and the Caribbean, imperialism and decolonization, resistance movements, history of medicine and global health.

Research:

My research focuses on the ways in which people across the African diaspora challenged the late British Empire, and how colonial medicine was used as a “tool of empire” to pacify resistance to imperialism.

Courses Taught:
  • HIST 142B: Europe since 1750
  • HIST 180: Sex, Race, and Medicine
  • HIST 278: Sex, Murder, and Empire: Britain
  • HIST 279E: Global Health, Culture, and Inequality
  • HIST 295F: Avengers: The Haitian Revolution
  • HIST 305: Medicine, Empire, and Global Health
  • HIST 328: Missionaries and Empire in Africa
  • HIST 329: Guns, Gold, and Slaves: Africa and the British Empire
  • HONR 360A: Community Histories
Publications:

“Insecurities of Empire: Struggles over Health Reform in Interwar Barbados,”  Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History 18:3 (Winter 2017)

“‘Making His Way to the Heart of India’: British Missionaries, Indian Nationalism, and Religious Belonging in Post World War I India.”  British Scholar 3:1 (September 2010)

  • Education

    Ph.d., University of South Florida
    M.A., University of South Florida
    B.A., University of Central Florida