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Emilie Taylor-Pirie

Leverhulme Trust Research Fellow, University of Birmingham

Dr Emilie Taylor-Pirie holds a first class honours BSc in Biology and English, an MRes in Humanities, and a PhD in English and Comparative Literary Studies. With a starkly interdisicplinary background, Emilie is interested in the intersections between literature and science, and in particular how this relationship shapes cultural understanding.

She was awarded her PhD from the University of Warwick in 2016, with a project entitled ‘Miasmas, Mosquitoes, and Microscopes: Parasitology and the British Literary Imagination, 1885-1935.’ Following this, she took up an Early Career Fellowship with the Institute of Advanced Study at Warwick, and then worked for 3 years as a postdoctoral researcher on the European Research Council funded Diseases of Modern Life project at St Anne’s College, Oxford. She is now a Leverhulme Trust Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham.


  • –present
    Postdoctoral Reseach Fellow, University of Oxford


  • 2016 
    University of Warwick, PhD