I am a historian of contemporary Europe, Senior Lecturer in the Department of History at the University of Liverpool, and the author of The Rights of the Roma: The Struggle for Citizenship in Postwar Czechoslovakia (Cambridge University Press, 2017). This book, based on extensive archival research, demonstrates that Roma were not passive victims of socialist rule, but actively struggled to gain equal rights as citizens in twentieth-century Czechoslovakia. I am leading an international research network, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, exploring the Legacies of the Romani Genocide in Europe since 1945.
At the moment I am working on a second book, which explores the history of women and communism in twentieth-century Europe. Research for this book has been funded by an Arts and Humanities Research Council Early Career Leadership Fellowship, a British Academy / Leverhulme Small Grant, and a Gerda Henkel Stiftung research fellowship.