Dr. Laura Tabili 's research and scholarship has been devoted to finding historical explanations for racial conflict in British and European societies, and exploring the ways these societies have been shaped by their participation in empire building. Her recent book, Global Migrants, Local Culture: Natives and Newcomers in Provincial England, 1841-1939, examines how local and global migration shaped social relations, with particular focus on race and culture, in one rapidly industrializing British port. The project challenges the prevalent view of post-1945 migrants from the formerly colonized world as disruptive to the harmony of a previously culturally and racially homogeneous society. It does so by documenting a prior century of migration and of cultural and racial dynamism and diversity.
BGS Program Coordinator for Social Behavior and Human Understanding
Associate Professor of History
Social Sciences 239B