I am interested, broadly speaking, in the British Empire during the late 19th and 20th centuries. My dissertation analyzes the ways in which British imperial actors constructed Antarctica as a colonial and post-colonial space. Along the way, I will also examine themes of masculinity, leisure, and the Cold War's influence on decolonization. I am a member of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research-Humanities and Social Sciences (SCAR-HASS) expert group. You can see my and other member profiles here: http://antarctica-hasseg.com/2018/05/andrew-j-avery/
Advised by Erik Scott
Dissertation Title: "Land of the Midnight Sun: Antarctica and the British Empire, 1768 - Present"
Avery, Andrew J. Review of Andrew J. May, Welsh missionaries and British Imperialism: The Empire of Clouds in north-east India. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2016. Reviews in History. http://www.history.ac.uk/reviews/review/1960
-“History on the Rocks: Gin, Merriment, Madness and Malaria.” Deep South Magazine, deepsouthmag.com, 19 May 2017. http://deepsouthmag.com/2017/05/18/history-on-the-rocks-gin-merriment-madness-and-malaria/
- “Here we go a wassailing: A brief history of wassail and wassailing to greet, serve and celebrate houseguests this holiday season.” Deep South Magazine, deepsouthmag.com, 13 December 2016. http://deepsouthmag.com/2016/12/13/here-we-go-a-wassailing/
- 65th Annual Midwestern Conference on British Studies, “Scott the Effimate?: British Masculinity during Antarctica’s Heroic Age, 1895 – 1917.” 2018. Lexington, Kentucky.
- 11th Annual Britain and the World Conference, “Of Ice and Men: Exploration of British Antarctic Culture.” 2018. Exeter, United Kingdom.
- 64th Annual Midwestern Conference on British Studies, “Antarctica’s Britons: British Exploration and Comparative Colonial Mythologies.” 2017. St. Louis, MO.
- 59th Annual Missouri Conference on History, “The World Made Two: The Role of Sectarian Violence in Indian Decolonization.” 2017. Springfield, MO.
- 3rd Annual Kaw Valley History Conference, “‘Damned for all time’: the Amritsar Massacre and British Imperial Perceptions.” 2016. Lawrence, KS.