Josh studies the history of slavery, abolitionism, and emancipation in the British Empire during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. His undergraduate thesis re-examines the relationship between capitalism and slavery and questions the age-old notion that slavery was uneconomical and thus non-modern. Josh’s SSHRC-supported masters thesis analyzes the gap between the theory and practice of amelioration in the British Empire during the early nineteenth century. He will commence his SSHRC-funded doctoral research at Queen’s University in the fall of 2022.
Josh is a Teaching Assistant in the Department of History and has worked on the following courses: HIST 215—Sports and Spectacle of Violence; HIST 216—US Civil War and Reconstruction; HIST 228—Global History of Pandemics; and HIST 275—The African American Experience. During the summer of 2022, Josh was appointed by the Faculty of Arts and Science as a Teaching Fellow for the course QGSP 200—Global Goals: Introduction to the Sustainable Development Goals.
- Department of History's MA Thesis Prize (2023)
- SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship (2022-2026)
- Tri-Agency Recipient Recognition Award (2022)
- Faculty of Arts and Science Dean's Award for Social Justice (2022)
- SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship - Master's (2021-2022)
- Andrew Haydon Prize in Colonial History (2020)
Josh is pleased to continue his doctoral research under the supervision of Dr. Amitava Chowdhury.