Associate Director of MAPSS and Lecturer in History

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Darcy Hughes Heuring is the Associate Director and Lecturer in History in the MAPSS program. She completed a PhD in Modern British and British imperial history at Northwestern University in 2011, and is a 2001 graduate of the MAPSS program. Darcy specializes in the history of the British Empire, the Anglo-Caribbean, the history of medicine and public health, and women’s and gender history. She mentors preceptors in MAPSS and teaches courses on historical methods, imperial and colonial history, and gender history. Darcy is currently completing a manuscript provisionally entitled Health and the Politics of ‘Improvement’ in British Colonial Jamaica, 1914-1945, in which she examines the role of contests over public health in the formation of Jamaican nationalism and the decline of British imperialism. She has taught courses on the history of medicine and sexuality, the post-emancipation Caribbean, race and the Victorians, the First World War, the rise and fall of the British Empire, and the history of science. She has been a Mellon Fellow at the Institute of Historical Research in London, a Presidential Fellow at Northwestern University, a recipient of the Shryock Medal (awarded by the American Association for the History of Medicine), and a recipient of the T.W. Heyck Prize for outstanding graduate research in British history.