Rebecca Hughes

Becky in Wannsee

Assistant Professor, History
B.A., Trinity University, 1983
M.A., Central Connecticut State University, 2001
Ph.D., University of Washington, 2010

I specialize in the history of imperial Britain and specifically British missionaries in Africa. As a student, I found this topic endlessly fascinating since I could combine my interests in gender and racial relationships with Christian theology. My published work considers the ways that British missionaries promoted their efforts and how they responded to shifting conditions during the twentieth century in both Africa and Britain. The courses that I teach reflect my abiding interest in gender, racial, and colonial relationships. These include the Holocaust, postwar Europe, medieval Europe, and world history. Through my classes, I hope students will gain appreciation for the humanity of people across divides.