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Ellen R. Boucher

Assistant Professor of History

(On Leave 7/1/2015 - 12/31/2015)

Departmental affiliations: European Studies; History


Submitted by Ellen R. Boucher on Friday, 6/29/2012, at 7:56 AM
  • PhD, Columbia University (2008)
  • MA, Columbia University (2002)
  • BA, University of Michigan (2000)


Selected Publications

Submitted by Ellen R. Boucher on Thursday, 5/28/2015, at 9:00 AM


Empire's Children: Child Emigration, Welfare, and the Decline of the British World, 1869-1967 (Cambridge University Press, 2014; paperback forthcoming in 2015).

  • Winner of the 2015 Grace Abbott Book Award from the Society for the History of Children and Youth, recognizing the best book published in the field during the previous year.

Click here to listen to an interview with Ellen Boucher and Monica Black about Empire's Children (New Books in History).

Articles and Book Chapters

"Cultivating Internationalism: Save the Children Fund, Public Opinion, and the Meaning of Child Relief, 1919-24," in Brave New World: Imperial and Democratic Nation-Building in Britain between the Wars, ed. Laura Beers and Geraint Thomas (London: Institute for Historical Research, 2012), 169-188.

“The Limits of Potential: Race, Welfare, and the Interwar Extension of Child Emigration to Southern Rhodesia,” Journal of British Studies 48 (October 2009): 914-934.

  • Winner of the 2010 Neil Sutherland Biennial Article Prize from the Canadian Historical Association for the best article in the history of childhood.
  • Translated into French as: "Enfance et race dans l’Empire britannique. La politique d’émigration juvénile vers la Rhodésie du Sud," trans. Romain Bigé, Revue d’histoire de l’enfance irrégulière / Journal of the History of "Irregular" Childhood 14 (2012).