KELLEY THESIS PRESENTATIONS
NOV. 19, HANCE AUDITORIUM 4:30
HISTORY FORUM LECTURE
A Foreigner with a Fruit Knife: Xenophobia and Cosmopolitanism in Eighteenth-Century Britain
My thesis analyzes the murder trial of Italian intellectual Giuseppe Baretti. In 1769 Baretti killed an Englishman in a brawl in downtown London, only to be acquitted with the help of Britain's foremost artists and scholars. My project uses the Baretti case to illuminate trends in British attitudes toward foreigners.
Pivot Point: How The 1946 Anglo-American Loan Shaped the Post-War World
My thesis will draw connections between the different transitions the loan influenced, including the end of World War II, the move from the British Empire to American imperialism, the development of international economic institutions, the beginning of the Cold War, and the transition from Lend-Lease to the Marshall Plan.
An Evolving Identity: Arab-Americans in the Pan-Arab Era
My thesis examines the development and crystallization of a unique Arab-American identity during the 1950s and explores how two competing influences, American assimilation and Pan-Arabism, facilitated the creation of that identity.