Histories of Immigration, Emigration & Belonging

Joshua Lourence (University of Hawaiʻi)
“Love and Rage: Reproduction and Politics in Portrayals of Portuguese Settlers in the Hawaiian-Language press, 1874-1917”
Joshua Lourence is a pre-ABD PhD student at the University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa. His thesis project will explore written and material expressions of identity by the Portuguese community in Hawaiʻi in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Lucas Spyropoulos (University of London, Birkbeck)
“Greek Immigration and Settlement in Southern Africa from 1870 to 1915”
Luke Spyropoulos is a PhD candidate at Birkbeck, University of London, supported by the Consortium for Humanities and the Arts South-East England (CHASE). He has worked in historical research in southern Africa since 2010, including stints at the Wits History Workshop and at the Centre for Indian Studies in Africa (CISA) and the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation. His work has focussed on histories of international migration in colonial and post-colonial Africa and studies of racialisation and racism.