Department of History

Betsy Archelus

Ph.D. Candidate
Research Interests Modern U.S and the Pacific; colonialism and empire; military prostitution and gendered state violence; Blackness; race and race making.


"I received my B.A. from Florida Atlantic University and my M.A. from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.  At Brown, I will continue studying U.S. empire, with focus on colonial networks of sex trafficking and military prostitution in the Pacific. I am also interested in how Black Americans understood their positioning as both colonial subjects and colonial tools of global U.S. empire."