BA, MPhil, PhD (Cambridge)
Lecturer in Asian History
On leave semester 1 2015-16
Tel: +44 (0) 28 9097 5101
Emma Reisz studied at Trinity Hall and Christ's College Cambridge. After undergraduate research on medieval mathematics in the Mediterranean world, Emma wrote her MPhil on Kew Gardens, and her PhD on 'Knowledge and Political Economy in the Rubber Trade of the British Empire, c.1800–c.1930'. She took up her post at Queen's in 2006.
Emma's research covers a broad range of locations, including Southeast Asia, South Asia, global history, transnational connections, and the British empire. Her research topics include historical perspectives on development, commodities and trade, science and technology, environment, and economic anthropology. She also has interests in race and post-colonial theory. She is currently working on two book-length projects: a history of development, and a study of ethnicity, national identity, and development policy in post-colonial Malaysia.
Emma has supervised research on areas as diverse as the Borneo Confrontation, the history of OXFAM, and agrarian ideology in the US. She is happy to hear from students interested in Asian, imperial, or transnational research.
Articles and chapters:
History of Science & Environmental History