Matthew Stallard is a Research Associate in the School of Arts, Languages, and Cultures at the University of Manchester. He received his PhD in American Studies from the University of Manchester in 2017, for a thesis addressing economic and social history of nineteenth-century New Orleans, using innovative digital methods.
As well as writing on the history of class, race, and identity in the US & the UK he has worked extensively in public history and heritage, including two Lottery-funded projects, and innovative digital techniques for research and engagement, including with crowd-sourced mapping app "Mappademia" (Student Innovation Award Winner 2016, funded by Jisc and the ESRC National Productivity Investment Fund).
Matthew currently works on the AHRC-funded "Double-Helix History" project at the University of Manchester which looks at how historical awareness is impacted by genetic science, investigating the complicated intersection of genetics and popular narratives of the self and the past. How is this science represented and understood? How is it visualised? What does this mean for privacy, and the projection of the self online?