Caroline Shaw

  • Caroline E. Shaw

  • 207-753-6938
  • History
  • Assistant Professor
  • Pettengill Hall, Room 119
  • European Studies

B.A., Johns Hopkins University; M.A. and Ph.D., The University of California, Berkeley

As a modern European historian, with a specialty in British history, I follow the actions and lives of European and British men and women as they reach around the world. I have a particular interest in the development of humanitarian campaigns and rights claims. My current research examines the British origins of the modern right to refuge. Through case studies that span the globe, I examine how British philanthropists, officials and public commentators identified refugee crises as such; how they provided relief; and how their traditional voluntary practice came to be enshrined in national and international law by the twentieth century.

Teaching Interests: European History, 1789-1989; Belle and Beleaguered: European Culture at the “Fin-de-Siècle,” c. 1880-1900; Britain in the World: The World in Britain.