Andrew Bellamy is a third-year PhD student trained in European and global history. He specializes in modern British and imperial history and the history of drugs. His dissertation tracks a diverse group of drug smugglers; their intra-, inter-, and extra-imperial activities; and their encounters with agents of policing across the twentieth-century Empire. At the heart of this research are the questions of how and why the figure of the shadowy, racialized, and male drug smuggler came into being, and how and why drug prohibition diverged from its roots in humanitarian reformism to become instead entangled with the securitization of the state and its borders. He received his B.A. and M.A. in History from Baylor University.