Dr Rachel Chin

  • Research Development Project Officer (Research & Innovation Services)
  • Lecturer in War Studies (History)

email: Rachel.Chin@glasgow.ac.uk
pronouns: She/her/hers

Room 401, 1 University Gardens

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ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-3939-3369

Biography

My research focuses on 20th century Franco-British relations, in particular through the lenses of conflict and empire. My book, War of Words: Britain, France and Discourses of Empire during the Second World War (Cambridge University Press, 2022), explores the role of rhetoric as a strategic policy tool in the context of clashes over French imperial territory during the Second World War. My research on historic and contemporary Franco-British relations has appeared in The Conversation, Britain and the World, The European Review of History and the Journal of Contemporary History. I am currently embarking on new research examining the rhetoric around empire and imperial migration in the 19th and 20th century. This includes an RSE-funded project exploring the Chinese community in British Jamaica.

As a Project Officer with the Research Culture & Researcher Development team I am the lead on Flourish, a pilot career development programme for research staff. The programme offers structured career development support to research staff through a unique offering of workshops, events and cohort-building sessions. You can find more information on the Flourish programme here. Learn more about the University's commitment to supporting the career development of its researchers as part of the Concordat for Career Development of Researchers

Research interests

Research Interests

  • Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Imperial History (France and Britain)
  • Imperial Violence
  • The Second World War
  • Franco-British Relations
  • Migration, particularly in relation to empire 
  • Chinese migration to the Caribbean 
  • History and Memory

Current Projects

Publications

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2022

Chin, R. (2022) War of Words: Britain, France and Discourses of Empire During the Second World War. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY. ISBN 9781009181013 (doi: 10.1017/9781009180993)

2021

Pastor-Castro, R. and Chin, R. (2021) France and the UK: behind two men scoring political points are teams of diplomats behaving like grown ups. Conversation, 3 Dec.

Chin, R. (2021) History and foreign policy: Franco-British cooperation towards Greek independence 1828-1830. Britain and the World, 14(2), pp. 151-173. (doi: 10.3366/brw.2021.0370)

2020

Chin, R. (2020) After the fall: British strategy and the preservation of the Franco-British alliance in 1940. Journal of Contemporary History, 55(2), pp. 297-315. (doi: 10.1177/0022009419846951)

2018

Chin, R. (2018) The Levant mandates and Charles de Gaulle's provisional government: power, culture and messages of imperial reform. European Review of History: Revue europeenne d'histoire, 25(2), pp. 312-329. (doi: 10.1080/13507486.2017.1409701)

2017

Chin, R. (2017) 'The real question at issue': Mers el-Kébir and the rhetoric of imperial confrontation in July 1940. In: Thomas, M. and Toye, R. (eds.) Rhetorics of Empire: Languages of Colonial Conflict After 1900. Series: Studies in imperialism. Manchester University Press: Manchester, pp. 91-107. ISBN 9781526120489

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Number of items: 6.

Articles

Pastor-Castro, R. and Chin, R. (2021) France and the UK: behind two men scoring political points are teams of diplomats behaving like grown ups. Conversation, 3 Dec.

Chin, R. (2021) History and foreign policy: Franco-British cooperation towards Greek independence 1828-1830. Britain and the World, 14(2), pp. 151-173. (doi: 10.3366/brw.2021.0370)

Chin, R. (2020) After the fall: British strategy and the preservation of the Franco-British alliance in 1940. Journal of Contemporary History, 55(2), pp. 297-315. (doi: 10.1177/0022009419846951)

Chin, R. (2018) The Levant mandates and Charles de Gaulle's provisional government: power, culture and messages of imperial reform. European Review of History: Revue europeenne d'histoire, 25(2), pp. 312-329. (doi: 10.1080/13507486.2017.1409701)

Books

Chin, R. (2022) War of Words: Britain, France and Discourses of Empire During the Second World War. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY. ISBN 9781009181013 (doi: 10.1017/9781009180993)

Book Sections

Chin, R. (2017) 'The real question at issue': Mers el-Kébir and the rhetoric of imperial confrontation in July 1940. In: Thomas, M. and Toye, R. (eds.) Rhetorics of Empire: Languages of Colonial Conflict After 1900. Series: Studies in imperialism. Manchester University Press: Manchester, pp. 91-107. ISBN 9781526120489

This list was generated on Sat Mar 2 20:42:53 2024 GMT.

Teaching

HIST4273 (The Second World War in History and Legacy)

HIST5069 (Theory and Reality in Western Warfare)