Personal Statement:

David Baillargeon is a Ph.D. Candidate in History at the University of California Santa Barbara who studies modern Britain and the British Empire. His dissertation focuses on the Burma Corporation, a transnational mining company that was located in the Northern Shan States of Burma during the early twentieth century. He is particularly interested in  the British Empire, British World and Anglo-American networks, development, corporate history, globalization, and frontier societies.

Dissertation Title:

“A Burmese Wonderland: British World Mining, Finance, and Governmentality in Colonial Burma, 1879-1935”

Teaching Fields:

Modern Britain and the British Empire

Modern Europe

South and Southeast Asia

Colonialism and World History

Courses Taught:

141A – Nineteenth Century Britain, Summer 2014

141B – Twentieth Century Britain, Summer 2016

Awards & Professional Activities:

2016-2017 – Mellon Council for European Studies Dissertation Completion Fellowship

2015-2016 – Graduate Humanities Research Assistant Fellowship, University of California-Santa Barbara

2014-2015 – Institute of Historical Research (IHR) Mellon Dissertation Fellowship

2014 – University of California Center for New Racial Studies (UCCNRS) Dissertation Fellowship

2013-2014 – Graduate Opportunity Fellowship, University of California-Santa Barbara

2013 – Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship to conduct Burmese language training at the Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute (SEASSI), University of Wisconsin-Madison, Summer 2013