Associate Director of MAPSS and Lecturer in History

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Darcy Hughes Heuring is a Historian, the Associate Director of MAPSS, and a Lecturer in History at the University of Chicago. 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. She teaches courses on 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” (on the ways in which gender, sex, sexuality and imperial and colonial power were co-constitutive across the Western world) and “Historical Methods” (which provides students with tools to formulate, research and write a piece of graduate-level historical research). 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).