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Dr Hilary Francis

Senior Lecturer

Department: Humanities

Hilary joined Northumbria in March 2018 as a Vice Chancellor’s Research Fellow in Global Challenges. She is a historian of Nicaragua and US-Nicaraguan relations. Her doctoral research - on Nicaragua’s ‘Contra’ War (1980-1990) - drew on extensive oral history research with ex-combatants in Nicaragua. She is currently working on two postdoctoral projects: a history of the relationship between US aid and pesticide use in Nicaragua; and a collaborative study of the environmental and health impacts of the Masaya volcano from 1850 to the present. 

Campus Address

Lipman 118
City Campus
Newcastle
NE1 8ST

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  • Assessing the effectiveness of low-cost air quality monitors for identifying volcanic SO2 and PM downwind from Masaya volcano, Nicaragua, Whitty, R., Pfeffer, M., Ilyinskaya, E., Roberts, T., Schmidt, A., Barsotti, S., Strauch, W., Crilley, L., Pope, F., Bellanger, H., Mendoza, E., Mather, T., Liu, E., Peters, N., Taylor, I., Francis, H., Leiva, X., Lynch, D., Nobert, S., Baxter, P. 4 Feb 2022, In: Volcanica
  • “Point Four Does Not Exist”: U.S. Expertise in 1950s Nicaragua, Francis, H. 1 Jan 2022, In: Diplomatic History
  • Decolonising Oral History: A Conversation, Francis, H., Boudewijn, I., Carcelén-Estrada, A., Francis Bone, J., Jenkins, K., Zaragocin, S. Mar 2021, In: History
  • Descolonizando la historia oral: una conversación, Francis, H., Boudewijn, I., Carcelén-Estrada, A., Francis Bone, J., Jenkins, K., Zaragocin, S. Mar 2021, In: History
  • A Nicaraguan Exceptionalism?: Debating the Legacy of the Sandinista Revolution, Francis, H. Feb 2020


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