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Dr Anna Maguire

Anna Maguire-58-croppedTeaching Fellow in Twentieth Century British History


Address Department of History
Chesham Building, Room 3.04
King's College London
London WC2R 2LS



Anna Maguire has been teaching in the History Department since 2015. She completed an AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award in 2017 at King’s College London and the Imperial War Museum, entitled ‘Colonial Encounters during the First World War: The Experience of Troops from New Zealand, South Africa and the West Indies’. She was a member of the HERA project Cultural Exchange in a Time of Global Conflict, 2013-2016. This followed a Masters in Contemporary British History, also undertaken at King’s. Her undergraduate training was at the University of Oxford. She is developing her next research project, examining mixed race relationships in Britain after 1945, with a particular focus on London.

Research interests and PhD supervision
  • Colonial and post-colonial encounters
  • Histories of migration, particularly in London
  • Gender and sexuality in modern Britain
  • Public history

My research focuses on issues related to social relations and identity in modern Britain and the British Empire and intersections of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality and class.

Selected publications
  • Anna Maguire, ‘Looking for Home: New Zealanders in London during the First World War’, The London Journal, 41, 3 (2016), pp. 281-298
  • Anna Maguire, ‘A World at War: Colonial Encounters’, History Today, 65, 12 (December 2015) 
I teach modern British history, gender, race and memory.
Expertise and public engagement

Through my collaboration with the Imperial War Museum, I have given a number of talks and workshops about colonial experience of the First World War. I have also acted as an advisor to the BBC Centenary Partnership. As a member of the CEGC project, I contributed to our digital sourcebook and  exhibition, held at the Maughan library in 2016.









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