Dr Jen Kain
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I am currently preparing my first monograph entitled Insanity and Immigration Control in New Zealand and Australia 1860-1930 which is under contract with Palgrave MacMillan for their Mental Health in Historical Perspective series. I have been awarded a prestigious New Zealand History Research Trust grant for this purpose.
Between 2016-2017 I held the Alan Pearsall Junior Fellowship at the Institute of Historical Research, University of London, for my post-doctoral project 'Seamen as Prohibited Immigrants: Shore leave, sickness, sanity and syphilis'.
I completed my PhD at Northumbria University in 2015 and my MA in the History of the Americas at Newcastle University in 2010.
My research focuses on health-related immigration control in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. I am more broadly interested in maritime history, migration, mental illness and the colonial histories of New Zealand and Australia.
HIS1046 History of the Americas
HIS2131 American Slavery, American Freedom: Black and White America in the Age of Revolutions
- Kain JS. Insanity and Immigration Control in New Zealand and Australia, 1860-1930. Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. In Preparation.
- Kain JS. Undesirable Merchant Seamen in Transit: Harold Shaw, the Antarctic and the asylum. 2018. Submitted.
- Kain JS. Standardising Defence Lines: William Perrin Norris, Eugenics and Australian Border Control. 2017. Submitted.
- Kain J. The Ne’er-do-well: Representing the Dysfunctional Migrant Mind, New Zealand 1850–1910. Studies in the Literary Imagination 2016, 48(1), 75-92.
- Kain J. New Zealand's Empire edited by Katie Pickles and Catharine Coleborne [book review]. H-ANZAU 2017.
- Kain J. Health, Medicine and the Sea: Australian Voyages c.1815–1860, by Katherine Foxhall [book review]. Immigrants and Minorities 2014, 32(1), 126-129.