Amy Bell, Western University

Assistant Professor History Huron University College London, Ontario abell44@uwo.ca Office: (519) 438-7224 ext. 293

Bio/Research

A proud New Brunswick expatriate, I have happily worked at Huron for seven years. I divide my time between Canada and the UK, and in my free time can be found hunting down beaches, junk shops and gossip.

My research interests have recently shifted towards the intersection of social histo...


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Bio/Research

A proud New Brunswick expatriate, I have happily worked at Huron for seven years. I divide my time between Canada and the UK, and in my free time can be found hunting down beaches, junk shops and gossip.

My research interests have recently shifted towards the intersection of social history with the histories of law and medicine. My study of suspicious deaths in London has revealed an increasing reliance on forensic tests requested by police and pathologists, and I argue that these were made necessary as a result of the social dislocations of the Second World War, and the increasing number of murders committed outside the family.

I am also intent on discovering the Second World War's effects on the perceived criminality of young people in Britain, and how this delinquency was perceived to be a product of the twin dangers of urban space and consumer culture.



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