Jasmin Bath

PhD Candidate

Jasmin Bath is a doctoral candidate in U.S. History. Her research looks at the social, cultural, and economic history of poor single mothers in nineteenth-century New York City. She is supervised by Dr. Nicholas Guyatt, and advised by Dr. Bronwen Everill.

Prior to her doctoral studies, Jasmin completed her MPhil at Cambridge, funded by the Cambridge Trust and Clare College, under the supervision of Dr. Sarah Pearsall. Before this, Jasmin gained her First Class BA (Hons) degree in history from Queen Mary University of London. Her PhD is funded by the AHRC and Clare College. She is also the first Badger Scholar, a scholarship named in honour of historian Professor Anthony Badger.

  • Nineteenth-Century U.S. History
  • History of Capitalism
  • Women's History
  • Gender History
  • Urban History
  • The Cultural History of Politics.
  • The history of cultural economies.

I am available to supervise students taking Paper 22: North American History from ca. 1500 to 1865.

  • Cambridge Cultural History Workshop. 2020: Abraham Lincoln and the Election of 1860
  • Irish Association of American Studies, 2019: ‘Honesty is the best policy’: Demagogue Douglas & the Election of 1860
  • British American Nineteenth Century Historians PGR and ECR Workshop, 2019: Honest Abe, Demagogue Douglas & the Election of 1860


Tags & Themes


Old Court

Clare College 

Trinity Lane 



Key publications

  • [Book Review] Cavaliers and Economists: Global Capitalism and the Development of Southern Literature 1820-1860 by Katharine A. Burnett, Civil War History, (September 2020)

Other publications

  • Fighting back against Trump's lies is the only way to prevent a comeback, The Washington Post, November 2020.
  • How the Mueller report could end the Trump presidency without impeachment, The Washington Post, May 2019.