Polly Ha studied history at Yale University and was elected to the Paul Mellon Fellowship at Clare College, University of Cambridge, where she completed her PhD under the supervision of Professor John Morrill.  Her dissertation was jointly awarded the Prince Consort and Thirlwall Prize and the Seeley Medal.  Before being appointed Lecturer at UEA, she was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow of the British Academy and Clare Hall, Cambridge.  She also visited the University of Southern California in 2007-08 as Andrew W. Mellon Fellow and Lecturer. To date her work has been awarded nearly $1 million in funding from The British Academy, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and The Arts and Humanities Research Council.

Academic Background

BA, History, Yale University (2002)

PhD, History, University of Cambridge (2006)


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