Shahmima Akhtar

Shahmima Akhtar

Department of History
Doctoral researcher

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PhD title: Exhibitions of the Irish in World’s Fairs’ in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries in Britain and the United States   
SupervisorSadiah Qureshi, Mo Moulton and Nathan Cardon
PhD History

Research

My research looks at exhibitions of the Irish in World’s Fairs’ in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries in Britain and the United States. This transatlantic comparative approach explores Irish display through narratives of race, gender and nation. It contributes to larger histories of exhibitions, whiteness and Irish identity.