Brittany Merritt

Academic Interests:

British Empire, Africa and the Caribbean, the Black Atlantic, decolonization, history of science and medicine, women’s and gender history

Research:

My research investigates the ways in which colonial subjects across the African diaspora challenged the late British Empire. In particular, I focus on how struggles over the health and welfare of Caribbean laborers transformed both imperial policy and emerging nation-states alike in the years leading to decolonization.

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)