Emily Baughan is a Lecturer in Modern British History at the University of Sheffield. In 2015-16 she was a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, Italy. She completed her Ph.D. at the University of Bristol in 2014, and during her postgraduate studies held fellowships at the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. and the University of Cape Town, and was a Fulbright Scholar at Columbia University in New York.
Emily is currently working on her first book, ‘Saving the Children: Humanitarianism, Internationalism and Empire, 1915-1970’. This analyses the intersection of liberal internationalism and British imperialism, as expressed through philanthropic civil society, through and between the two world wars and during the era of decolonization.
Emily is also interested the history of child removal, resettlement and international adoption which she explores in her article “International Adoption and Anglo-American Diplomacy, 1918-1925”, forthcoming in Past and Present.