Ms Caroline Cox

Ms Caroline Cox

PhD Student

Department of International History

English, German
Key Expertise
Colonial history, Anglo-German relations, German History

About me

Originally from rural northern California, Caroline completed a BA in International Relations at King’s College London and an MSc in History of International Relations (with distinction) at LSE before starting her PhD. In the gap between her MSc and PhD, Caroline worked as an administrator at a London-based marine technology company.

She was the co-convener of the HY509 International History Research Seminar in 2020/21.

Provisional Thesis Title

Interracial-Intimacy and Imperialism: A Comparison of German and British Colonies in Africa, 1860-1920

This project explores attitudes and norms surrounding interracial relationships and marriages in German and British colonies in Africa, specifically Südwestafrika, Ostafrika, Kenya, and South Africa. It will compare how the German and British Empires exerted social control over their colonial subjects through gender-norms, sexuality, and marriage. Questioning the motivations and mechanisms behind these norms will work to understand racism and misogyny within the imperial frameworks of Germany and Britain, and their relationship with each other.


Expertise Details

German Imperial History; British Imperial History; Anglo-German Relations; Women’s History; Transnational History

Awards and grants

  • 2019 LSE studentship