Associate Director of MAPSS

5736 S. Woodlawn Avenue, Room 201
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Darcy Hughes Heuring is the Associate Director of MAPSS and a Lecturer in History. She earned her PhD from Northwestern University in 2011 and has MA degrees from the University of Chicago and Northwestern. She is a 2001 graduate of MAPSS. Her teaching and research interests include the social and cultural history of nineteenth and twentieth-century Britain and its empire, European colonialism and decolonization, the history of gender and sexuality, the colonial Caribbean, and the history of medicine and public health.

Dr. Heuring’s doctoral research examined contests over public health in twentieth-century British colonial Jamaica, revealing the centrality of such struggles to the formation of Jamaican nationalism, anxieties over British imperial decline, and Britain’s turn in the interwar years from a policy of colonial self-sufficiency to one of colonial development and welfare. Her recent course offerings include “Gender, Sex and Empire” and “Historical Methods.”

Dr. Heuring has been a Mellon Fellow at the Institute of Historical Research in London, a Presidential Fellow at Northwestern University, and a recipient of the Shryock Medal (awarded by the American Association for the History of Medicine).