Harmsworth Postdoctoral Fellow in History, University of Oxford

I am a Junior Research Fellow at Corpus Christi and the Harmsworth Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the History of the United States and World War One at the Rothermere American Institute. I completed my BA at the University of Sussex (with a year abroad at Reed College, Portland, Oregon), my MSt at Oxford, and my PhD at the University of Cambridge. From 2012-15 I was based at Yale University as a Fox Fellow and later as a Lecturer in English, and as a Visiting Assistant Professor in Modern British History at Wesleyan University. I returned to Oxford in 2015 as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Women in the Humanities Programme at The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH). I joined Corpus and the RAI in October 2016.

My interdisciplinary research interests are in twentieth-century literary and cultural history in Britain and America, and war cultures and commemoration, particularly the First World War. My research to date for both scholarly and public audiences has sought to develop our understanding of the literary and cultural impact of the war and restore neglected and previously unknown First World War documents. I am currently working on a monograph on death and the culture of war commemoration that underlies British and American modernism in the wartime and immediate postwar period. I am the recipient of a 2017-18 British Academy Rising Stars Engagement Award for my interdisciplinary seminar, Cultures and Commemorations of War, which developed out of a seminar I devised at Yale. In August 2017 I was the Corpus Christi-Huntington Exchange Fellow at the Huntington Library in California. In Spring 2018 I will be a Remarque Fellow at New York University.

Experience

  • –present
    Harmsworth Postdoctoral Fellow in the History of the United States and World War One, University of Oxford

Education

  • 2014 
    University of Cambridge, Ph.D. in English