Graduate Student Bios

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  • Alison Hight
  • Email: alison.hight@rutgers.edu
  • Current Research: Modern European History, Britain, Global and Comparative

Alison Hight is a PhD candidate in History at Rutgers University trained in modern European and global & comparative history. She specializes in modern Britain (broadly defined), and is especially interested in how British subjects thought about and mobilized the categories of ‘nation’ and ‘empire’ in the long nineteenth century. Alison’s dissertation tracks how ideas about higher education, devolved government, and the monarchy were each influenced by a prevailing British impulse to make national and imperial interests align.

Her research has been supported by the Fulbright Program’s Global Wales Visiting Student Researcher Award, the North American Conference on British Studies’ Dissertation Fellowship, and the Mid-Atlantic Conference on British Studies’ Graduate Student Travel Award.

Alison is co-founder of the Nation & Empire Graduate Working Group at Rutgers, as well as the NACBS Graduate & Early Career Caucus. She received her B.A. and M.A. in History from Virginia Tech.