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.
HIS1025 World Empires
HIS1030 Evidence and Argument
HIS1046 History of the Americas
HIS2131 American Slavery, American Freedom: Black and White America in the Age of Revolutions
HIS2242 Researching History
- Kain JS. Insanity and Immigration Control in New Zealand and Australia, 1860-1930. Palgrave Macmillan, 2019. In Preparation.
- Kain JS. Undesirable Merchant Seamen in Transit: Harold Shaw, the Antarctic and the asylum. International Journal of Maritime History 2018, 30(3). In Press.
- Kain JS. Standardising Defence Lines: William Perrin Norris, Eugenics and Australian Border Control. 2018. 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.