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Laura Channing


I hold a BA in History from King’s College, London where I was awarded the Charles Harold Williams Prize (2015) and the BA History Prize (2016). I then took the MPhil in Economic and Social History (with Distinction) at Cambridge, where my dissertation ‘Colonial taxation policy and the introduction of direct taxation in Sierra Leone, 1896-1914’ was the joint recipient of the 2017 Ellen McArthur Prize in Economic History. In October 2017 I started the PhD funded by a Gonville Studentship.

My doctoral research, supervised by Dr Bronwen Everill, examines taxation in post-emancipation states in the Atlantic and investigates how taxation reflected and shaped, and was used to manage, the transition from slave to non-slave economy. 


Other Professional Activities

Co-convenor of the World History Workshop, 2017-2018. 


  • Economic, Social History
  • Imperial History