I joined KCL in 2018 as an Early Career Development Fellow in Modern British History having spent three years working as a lecturer in History at Christ Church and St. John’s College (Oxford) and before this as a postdoctoral researcher at Teesside University. I received my BA (Politics) and MA (Modern History) from Durham University and my DPhil (Politics) from the University of Oxford. During my doctorate I was a visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley. Outside of academia I have undertaken historically informed research for a number of think-tanks and policy institutes. I have also worked in political consultancy and campaigning in both the UK and US.
My work focuses on the interaction between political thought and political culture in twentieth century Britain. My research—which draws on intellectual, cultural, and emotional history—seeks to both reinterpret the history of modern Britain as well as to rethink our political present. I am currently completing my first monograph Blue Jerusalem: British Conservatism and the Second World War (OUP, Forthcoming).