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The Childhood, Law & Policy Network (CLPN)

Ms Lynton Lees


PhD candidate, History Department, Columbia University, United States



I am a historian of childhood, education and citizenship in the late British empire. My dissertation traces the politics of children's education in the interwar and postwar period, and the intersections of transformations in metropolitan and colonial education in Britain on the eve of decolonisation. I also have an article project currently under review which examines British refugee policy, humanitarianism and settler-colonial child rescue in the 1930s and 40s.



None as yet (first article currently under review, entitled “Rescue and resettlement: emigrating Jewish child refugees in the late British empire, c.1938-1948.”)


Modern British history (19-20c); British imperial history; history of childhood; history of education; history of liberalism, citizenship and the state; history of forced migration and refugees; history of the social sciences
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