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As Senior Tutor, Richard manages departmental support for students who are experiencing problems that may affect their studies. Routine concerns can be discussed with your personal tutor. You can find your personal tutor by looking at the lists on the Virtual Learning Environment. There is also a Help and Advice section on the VLE. For more serious or long-term problems, please contact Richard directly.
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‘Discourses of military service and paramilitary activity in the Anglophone Caribbean after the First World War’, Demobilizing Empires: The Transition from War to ‘Peace’ after the Great War, Centre for War Studies, University College Dublin, September.
'Moving image representations of imperial troops in the First World War', Colonial Film: Moving Images of the British Empire conference, Birkbeck College, University of London, July.
Richard's research interests include: the race and gender implications of military service in the British Empire; the black presence in Britain 1900-1945; the role of the mass media in the British Empire, particularly during the approach to independence. He is currently working on imperial propaganda in the West Indies during and after the First World War, paramilitary and political violence among Caribbean ex-servicemen and a comparative study of soldiery and modern empires. Richard has recently advised the Imperial War Museum for the recent 'War to Windrush' exhibition and BBC4 for the documentary 'Walter Tull: Forgotten Hero' (dir. John Maclaverty, 2008). He is on the advisory committee for the 'Colonial Film: Moving Images of the British Empire' project funded by the AHRC.
'Anti-German propaganda, imperial subjecthood and national identity among Jamaicans in the First World War' in Troy Paddock (ed.)'Propaganda and World War I' (Leiden: Brill, February 2014).
'The First World War and the Permanent West Indian Soldier' in Rick Fogarty and Andrew Jarboe, Empires in World War 1: Shifting Frontiers and Imperial Dynamics in a Global Conflict (London: IB Taurus, 2014).
(with Toby Haggith) '"Sons of our Empire": shifting ideas of ‘race’ and the cinematic representation of imperial troops in the First World War' in in Lee Grieveson and Colin MacCabe (eds.), Empire and Film(Palgrave, 2011).
'"Heaven grant you strength to fight the battle for your race": Nationalism, Pan-Africanism and the First World War in the Jamaican memory', in Santanu Das (ed.), Race, Empire and First World War Writing (Cambridge University Press, 2011).
'The Impact of the First World War on the Garvey Movement' in Robert A. Hill (ed.) Marcus Garvey and Universal Negro Improvement Association Papers, Caribbean Series, volume XI (University of California Press, 2011)
'Soldiery' in Philippa Levine and John Marriott (eds) Companion to Modern Imperial Histories (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2012).
'The black male body in the white imagination during WW1' in Paul Cornish and Nicholas Saunders (eds), Bodies in Conflict: Corporeality, Materiality, and Transformation in 20th Century War (London: Routledge, 2013).
'J. Edmestone Barnes, a Jamaican Apocalyptic Visionary in the Early Twentieth Century' in Karolyn Kinane and Mike Ryan (eds), End of Days: Popular Conceptions of the Apocalypse (Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2009).
'West Indians at War' Caribbean Studies (Puerto Rico), 36: 1, 2008, 223-231.
'"The Black Peril": race and masculinity on the Home Front in the First World War' in Louise Ryan and Wendy Webster (eds), Gendering Migration: Masculinity, Femininity and Ethnicity in Post-War Britain (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2008).
'World War One', 'World War Two', 'Booker T Washington' in David Dabydeen and John Gilmore (eds) The Oxford Companion to Black British History (Oxford University Press, March 2007).
Jamaican Volunteers in the First World War: Race, Maculinity and the Development of National Consciousness (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2004, 2009)
'Glenford Howe, Race, War and Nationalism' Caribbean Studies (Puerto Rico), 32: 2, 2004, 260-265.
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