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Benjamin Grey

PhD in World History

Benjamin is in his fourth year of the World History PhD program at Northeastern University. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago in 2018 with a BA in both History and Philosophy, later earning his MA in History at Northeastern in 2022. While in the Department of History’s doctoral program, Benjamin has worked as a teaching assistant and as the World History Association’s assistant to the executive director. Most recently, he completed a year-long appointment as a research fellow of the NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks. Since 2022, Benjamin has also worked as a managing editor for the Digital Humanities Quarterly where he has helped develop and maintain a number of special projects and research interests of the journal. His research centers around science, material culture, and identity in the nineteenth-century British Empire. Specifically, he is interested in the ways photography and sartorial choices helped influence the creation of expertise and popular conceptions of ideals across imperial networks. Originally from Wisconsin, Benjamin moved to Boston in 2019.

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Cohort: 2020

Research Interests: 19th century imperialism, material culture, expertise, photography, fashion/clothing, religion

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