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Dr Hilary Francis

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

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Decolonising Oral History: A Conversation, Francis, H., Boudewijn, I., Carcelén-Estrada, A., Francis Bone, J., Jenkins, K., Zaragocin, S. 30 Mar 2021, In: History
  • “Point Four Does Not Exist”: U.S. Expertise in 1950s Nicaragua, Francis, H. 27 Jan 2021, In: Diplomatic History
  • A Nicaraguan Exceptionalism?: Debating the Legacy of the Sandinista Revolution, Francis, H. Feb 2020


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