Dr Polly Ha is a Korean American British historian, a prize-winning academic and author.
Drawing from her international background, her recent work exploited a new archive of manuscripts to explore some of the earliest debates over independence in the English-speaking world and its global history.
She is currently working on a history of innovation and intellectual change. Her work also examines early modern conspiracies and the long term effects of political instability and religious hostility.
Whilst specializing in the religious, political and intellectual culture of Elizabethan, early Stuart and Revolutionary Britain, she has also written and taught on colonial America and Europe.