Dr Hilary Francis

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Dr Hilary Francis
MA (hons) [University of Edinburgh]; MLitt [University of Aberdeen]; PhD [University of Aberdeen]
Position/Fellowship type:
Stipendiary Fellow
Fellowship term:
01-Dec-2014 to 31-Jul-2015
Institute of Languages Cultures and Societies
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Research Summary and Profile

Research interests:
Contemporary History, Cultural memory, History, Modern History
Summary of research interests and expertise:

I am historian of Nicaragua and US-Nicaraguan relations. My PhD research considered the relationship between agencies of the US government and the Nicaraguan Contras during Nicaragua's Contra War (1981-1990). I am currently working two projects: a history of pesticide use in Nicaragua, funded by a British Academy small grant; and an indiscipinary study of the impact of volcanic emissions from Nicaragua's Masaya volcano, supported by the Global Challenges Research Fund.

Publication Details

Related publications/articles:

Date Details
24-Jul-2012 ¡Que se rinda tu madre! Leonel Rugama and Nicaragua's Changing Politics of Memory

Journal articles

Hilary Francis (2012) '¡Que se rinda tu madre! Leonel Rugama and Nicaragua's Changing Politics of Memory' Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies 21 (2), pp 235-252.

Research Projects & Supervisions

Research projects:


Yanqui Cotton Patch: American Development Assistance and DDT in Nicaragua, 1945-1980 Institute of Latin American Studies
Project period: 09-Jan-2016 - 31-Aug-2017

Research interests: History, Modern History

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