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Ellen R. Boucher

Assistant Professor of History

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 Tuesday, 10/29/2013, at 9:52 AM


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

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).