SCGA Team: Rachel Chin

Rachel Chin

Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Glasgow

Rachel Chin is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Glasgow.

Her research focuses on 20th century Franco-British relations, in particular through the frameworks of conflict and empire. Her book, War of Words: Britain, France and Discourses of Empire during the Second World War (Cambridge University Press, 2022), explores the role of rhetoric as a strategic policy tool in the context of clashes over French imperial territory during the Second World War.

Her research on historic and contemporary Franco-British relations has appeared in The Conversation, Britain and the World, The European Review of History and the Journal of Contemporary History. Rachel’s latest project examines the rhetoric around empire and imperial migration during and after the two world wars.

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Been working on a refugee history tour of Glasgow for #RefugeeFestScot, finally all that PhD work coming in handy! I think La Pasionaria, who spent 40 years exiled to the Soviet Union after the fall of the Spanish Republic, is probably Scotland's only statue of a refugee:

The hardback edition of my new book, ‘Vichy’s Double Bind: French Collaboration between Hitler and Mussolini during the Second World War’ is out today!

20% discount using code VDB2023

Very pleased that this is finally published! Couldn't have asked for better co-editors Will Mulligan @uumulligan and Glenda Sluga @IntHist. Thanks also to the stellar cast of contributors!…

The fabulous and always wonderful Dr Stuart Airlie giving his farewell speech as we mark his retirement from @UofGHistory today. An inspirational teacher, a researcher beyond compare, and a true friend to all who know him

Have you spotted our PGR bookshelf hiding in the Gilchrist?

Take a peak and grab a book! You can drop off any you think other PGRs will enjoy.

No textbooks please - this is reading for fun only 😊

@TheGilchristPG #UofGPGRs

‘Fighting from the saddle: Horsemanship and combat effectiveness in the British Army of the long eighteenth-century’. Join us on Thursday 25 May, 4 pm, in Room 203, 10 University Gardens to hear Sophia Nash's insights on the ‘unknown unknowns’ of this equestrian perspective.

Blatant self promotion alert: @ManchesterUP have just published a paperback (and definitely more affordable) version of my tome, Human Capital & Empire: Scotland, Ireland, Wales and British Imperialism in Asia, 1690-1820.…

C'est avec grand plaisir que j'ai ouvert le colloque sur @FrancoBritPast, et la coopération entre 🇬🇧🇫🇷, ce matin à la Résidence.

Je suis fascinée par l'histoire de nos relations au fil des siècles. Merci à tous d'être venus pour ces échanges fructueux !

'The Development of #Naval Power & Strategy under King John, 1199-1216'. Join us & the Centre for #Medieval History to hear Adam McNeil's insights on this topic. Wednesday, 8th March, 5.00 pm, James McCune Smith Building (Room TBC). #twitterstorians #medievaltwitter