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Ruth Lawlor

Ruth Lawlor

PhD Candidate in History, Trinity College, Cambridge


I am a PhD candidate in History at Trinity College and a Fox International Fellow at Yale. I work on gender and U.S. foreign relations, with a particular focus on sexual violence committed by American GIs in the European Theatre of Operations, WWII. My research is supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council UK, the Cambridge Trust, and the Robert Gardiner Memorial Fund. This year I was awarded the American Historical Association's Albert J. Beveridge Research Grant (2018) and the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations' Samuel Flagg Bemis Dissertation Research Grant (2018).


I supervise Paper 24, the history of the United States from 1865 to the present, as well as the race, gender and international history papers for Historical Argument and Practice (HAP).

Other Professional Activities

Co-editor, U.S. Studies Online: The Postgraduate Journal of the British Association for American Studies, 2018-2020


  • Military History
  • American History