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News from the Croft Institute
  • Virtual Lecture by Dr. Julian M. Simpson:
    Medical Migration and the NHS's Permanent Recruitment Crisis

    We encourage you to attend the virtual lecture by Dr. Julian M. Simpson, titled “Medical Migration and the NHS’s Permanent Recruitment Crisis.” This lecture will take place on Tuesday, March 30, at 12:00 p.m. CST via Zoom. 
    To register for the talk, simply click on the following link: https://olemiss.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJApfuiuqTIjGt3srypVy_hjBBbl1uOmZJTb

    Medical Migration and the NHS's Permanent Recruitment Crisis
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    Using oral history interviews and archival research I will explore the complex nature of the relationship between the UK's National Health Service and the medical migrants who have played an essential role in staffing it since its inception in 1948. While lip service has been paid to their numerical importance, there has been less focus on the specific nature of the roles they have performed in the British healthcare system and what this reveals about the culture of medicine and the structure of the NHS. Medical migrants need to be understood as providing 'special' labour rather than simply 'additional' labour. In the first four decades of the NHS, migrant doctors were disproportionately represented in the provision of care for the least affluent and most vulnerable sections of society. I would argue that this is the core function of the NHS, hence that they were its architects. Their presence in fields such as psychiatry or areas of medicine such as inner-city general practice was not simply the product of a shortage of doctors in absolute terms. It was about the low-status of these forms of work within the British medical profession, and the emigration of their UK colleagues who chose to shun the opportunities that migrants used to build careers. Similar patterns in the deployment of medics can be observed in other westernised medical systems and I will conclude by highlighting the different ways in which this history is relevant to our understanding of global public health."

    Speaker biography: Julian M. Simpson is an independent writer, researcher, and translator. He has worked in a number of capacities for various organisations, including the BBC World Service, the Scottish Refugee Council, the l'Afrique à Newcastle Festival and the University of Manchester. He is the author of Migrant architects of the NHS: South Asian doctors and the reinvention of British general practice (1940s-1980s) (Manchester University Press, 2018) and co-editor of History, Historians and the Immigration Debate: Going Back to Where We Came From (Palgrave, 2019).

    If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact Dr. First (joshuafirst@gmail.com).

  • U.S. Department of State Information Session

    Mr. J. Nathan Bland, Diplomat in Residence for Louisiana, Mississippi, and Arkansas, will be hosting an information session at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 25th for all Croft students interested in learning more about careers and the student programs with the U.S. Department of State. In addition, Mr. Bland will discuss FS Specialist careers, which require some experience before applying, but are positions recommended in the future for students majoring in International Studies.

    Meeting Information:
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85086704524?pwd=Mk1oNmt6aE9PWTRROEpWQ0dacW1uUT09

    Meeting ID: 850 8670 4524
    Passcode: P2udbr

    Email bstarnes@olemiss.edu if you have any questions!

  • Croft Professor Vivian Ibrahim Named Director of U.M. Office of National Scholarship Advisement

    Croft Associate Professor of History and International Studies Vivian Ibrahim was named Director of the U.M. Office of National Scholarship Advisement.  Congratulations to Dr. Ibrahim!  For more information about this hire, see the Honors College's news announcement, and for more information about national scholarship opportunities, visit the ONSA website.

  • Croft senior named 2021 Rangel Fellow

    Congratulations to Charlotte Armistead who has been named a 2021 Rangel Fellow!✨

    Charlotte Armistead, a senior at Croft, double majors in International Studies and Arabic and minors in Intelligence and Security Studies. Charlotte has been named a 2021 Rangel Fellow alongside 44 other outstanding seniors and college graduates across the nation.

    The Rangel Fellowship prepares exceptional students for careers in the Foreign Service of the US Department of State, supporting them through two years of graduate school and providing additional professional development opportunities.

    Amazing work, Charlotte! Congratulations on this wonderful and well deserved opportunity!!✨

From the Institute
January 13, 2021
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Croft Professor Vivian Ibrahim Named Director of U.M. Office of National Scholarship Advisement

Croft Associate Professor of History and International Studies Vivian Ibrahim was named Director of the U.M. Office of National Scholarship Advisement.  Congratulations to Dr. Ibrahim!  For more information about this hire, see the Honors College's news announcement, and for more information about national scholarship opportunities, visit the ONSA website.

Students in the News
December 7, 2020
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Croft senior named 2021 Rangel Fellow

Congratulations to Charlotte Armistead who has been named a 2021 Rangel Fellow!✨

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From the Institute
May 1, 2020

Croft Faculty, Dr. Vivian Ibrahim Awarded Teacher of the Year!

Congratulations to Dr. Vivian Ibrahim, Croft Associate Professor of History and International Studies, for being awarded the CLA Howell Family Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award (formerly College of Liberal Arts Teacher of the Year Award) for 2019-2020!

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