Outrages Upon Humanity: The Bulgarian Horrors and the Limits of Victorian Universalism
This dissertation attempts to decipher the moral and ideological implications of the duty to humanity as raised in the 1876 Bulgarian agitation, a Victorian-era British mass-movement which arose in protest of Turkish war crimes in Ottoman Europe.
Naming the Net: The Domain Name System, 1983-1990
Naming the Net looks at the origins of the Internet s Domain Name System (DNS), the controversies that mired its early years, and the changing interpretations of its semantics as the Internet expanded internationally in the 1980s.
The Watchdog Without a Bite: Argentina, Brazil, OPANAL, and Nuclear Nonproliferation in Latin America, 1973 – 1990
This study examines how the Organization for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America (OPANAL) dealt with the nuclear programs of Argentina and Brazil between 1973 and 1990. It demonstrates that OPANAL s existence and efforts kept both countries engaged with Latin American nonproliferation.
Gateway, Buffer, Boundary: The McMahon Line and the Frontiers of the British Empire in Tibet, 1900-1914
At the turn of the twentieth century, the geopolitical frontiers of the British Empire and the Qing Dynasty converged in the challenging geography of the Tibetan Himalayas. This study analyzes the evolution and the strategic manipulation of the Indo-Tibetan frontier from 1900-1914.
Idealism, Imperialism, and Internationalism: Opium Politics in the Colonial Philippines, 1898-1925
This study explores the political economy of the opium trade in colonial-era Southeast Asia, demonstrating how policies initiated by American missionaries in the Philippines led to the first international narcotics control agreements. A revised version has been published in Modern Asian Studies.
Narrating Nationalist Subjectivities During the Second World War: London, the Black Woman, and pan-Africanism
An examination of black British subjects insecure nationality from 1935 to 1948, this study challenges the theoretical frameworks that currently address the era. It calls into question the stability of certain variables by revealing the contradictory allegiances, alliances and antipathies encompassing the Black International .
Arms Control and the UN Outer Space Treaty: Negotiating the Second Nuclear Weapons Free Zone, 1965-1968
This dissertation examines the motivations and negotiations of the UN 1967 Outer Space Treaty s arms control measures. It situates the treaty in the wider context of the Cold War, the 1968 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, and contemporary debates over space security in the Conference on Disarmament.