Dr Shahmima Akhtar
Past & Present Fellow: Race, Ethnicity & Equality in History
Shahmima is Past & Present Fellow: Race, Ethnicity & Equality in History working with the Royal Historical Society and the Institute for Historical Research to advance the RHS Race, Ethnicity & Equality Working Group (REEWG). Her PhD thesis, submitted to the University of Birmingham in March 2019, traced constructions of Irish identity in national and international fairs between 1851 and 1939. Highlighting the politics of display it provides an important contribution to historiographies on Exhibitions, Ireland and Empire, and Race.