My PhD looks at student lives at the F.L. Calder Teacher Training College of Domestic Science, 1915-1925. The aim of my research is to understand female experience in and out of education. Using cradle to grave research I will be considering the effects of socio-political history and how this influenced student lives. My particular interests include; gender, education, and working class lives during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
My undergraduate thesis looked at the Fallen and New Woman in Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the D’Urbervilles and Jude the Obscure. I completed my MRes at LJMU in 2018 in which I focussed on eugenic discourses and representations of marriage in New Woman literature of the 1890s: concentrating on books written by Arabella Kenealy and Emma Frances Brooke.
I launched an exhibition at Aldham Robarts Library on 12th February 2020, ‘Educational Pioneers: Fanny Calder, James Gill and the Making of a Modern University’, which I co-organised and curated.
English BA, 2017. Liverpool John Moores University.
English MRes, 2018. Liverpool John Moores University.