Elizabeth Ingleson

Elisabeth Ingleson


Elizabeth Ingleson joined the Center for Presidential History in September 2018. Her research explores the relationships between trade, diplomacy, and labour. Her current book project, Making Made In China: Race, Politics, and Labor in Sino-American Trade 1972-1978, examines these issues through a social and political history of the origins of the contemporary Sino-American trade relationship.


Elizabeth received her PhD in history from the University of Sydney in 2017. In 2015-16, she was a fellow at the University of Virginia’s Miller Center. She is the recipient of the University of Michigan’s Bordin-Gillette Fellowship, the SHAFR Global Scholars and Diversity Grant, and was a participant at both the SHAFR Summer Institute and Clements Center for National Security’s Summer Seminar in History and Statecraft. A Mandarin speaker, in 2017 she lived in Guilin, China.

Elizabeth holds a First-Class Honours degree in History and International Relations from the University of New South Wales and was a recipient of the Commonwealth Government’s Australian Postgraduate Award. Prior to commencing her PhD, she worked at the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet in Canberra.

Elizabeth is now Assistant Professor in the Department of International History at the London School of Economics.