Tom Smith is an AHRC-funded PhD candidate at Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge. His thesis considers American Protestant missionaries in Hawai‘i and the Philippines in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries, and how they made use of historical narratives to mediate their relationship with American empire, and with the populations among whom they worked.

University of Cambridge: Review: HOTCUS PG Conference 2017 – Contesting Power: Rights, Justice, and Dissent in America and Beyond

Given the overarching theme of the conference, it is unsurprising that activism and dissent in the United States were recurring themes, and papers considered, for example, feminist responses to the AIDS crisis, and radical politics within VISTA during the Nixon years. Continue reading