Hilary Francis is a Fellow at the Institute of Latin American Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London. She is a historian of Nicaragua and US-Nicaraguan relations. Her current research project, funded by the British Academy and the Eccles Centre at the British Library, explores US officials’ promotion of pesticide use in Nicaragua between 1945 and 1980.
Nick Grant is a Lecturer in American History at the University of East Anglia. His research engages with the fields of African American, diaspora and black international history. His first monograph, ‘We Shall Win Our Freedoms Together’: African Americans and Apartheid, 1945-1960, is forthcoming with the University of North Carolina Press.
William Booth is an historian of Latin America, focusing on Mexico and the left. His is currently working on studies of Langston Hughes’ time in Mexico and of the Mexican Marxist left’s view of fascism during the early Cold War. His next project is a brief history of the Latin American left between 1945 and 1959.
Mark Seddon completed his PhD in history at the University of Sheffield in 2014 and the resulting thesis was awarded the 2015 Betty M. Unterberger Dissertation Prize by the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations. His work offers a synthesis of economic and diplomatic history by emphasising the effects of global capitalism and agency of private enterprise within international relations.