Stephanie van Dam

PhD Candidate in Social Economic History
Stephanie van Dam

Stephanie is a PhD student at the History Faculty, Cambridge University. Her research considers how labour protests changed the formulation and implementation of labour policies in the British Empire in the 1930s and 40s. The PhD focuses specifically on how petitions and strikes shaped the implementation of international policies on injury compensation in Barbados, Mauritius, and Ghana during the interbellum. Generally speaking, Stephanie aims to understand how workers in the British Empire managed work-place injury and the costs of care. She is supervised by Gareth Austin and Bronwen Everill and received her previous degrees at Leiden University. Her research is funded by the ESRC DTP and the Cambridge Trust.


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