Jessi Gilchrist

Jessi Gilchrist is an incoming Doctoral Fellow in the Department of War Studies under the Ax:son Johnson Institute for Statecraft and Diplomacy based in the Centre for Grand Strategy.

Jessi Gilchrist’s current PhD project, “Fictitious Frontiers: Italian Libya, British Egypt, and the Making of International Law, 1910-1956,” will offer a new interpretation of how empire really worked, and why it remained so durable over the course of the twentieth century. Prior to joining King’s, Jessi completed an MA in the history programme at the University of Western Ontario, with a dissertation entitled on “Global Governance and Imperial Entanglements: Cooperation, Conflict, and Catastrophe in Anglo-Italian Relations, 1922-1940”. Jessi then went on to the Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies at the University of Toronto and completed a second MA entitled “Reconsidering the Locarno System: Great Britain, Fascist Italy, and the Imperial Roots of the Postwar Global Order, 1922-1925.”