Lecturer in 19th Century British History

Scientific board member of the Gender Institute (Paris)


My abiding research interests are in feminist ideas, the history of feminism and the mechanisms of (or obstacles to) their transmission to the wider public. My research projects to date have focused on:

  • the ideological challenge posed by the Great War to feminist thinking about the relationship between citizenship, gender, war and peace in turn of the century Britain.
  • the epistemological challenge that making sense of women’s resistance to feminism poses for the social sciences.
  • the memorialisation of the Women’s Suffrage Movement in sites of memory, both literal and non-literal.

The final two projects have been carried out in collaboration with my colleagues in the Women & the F-Word research team and have benefitted from funding awarded by the Aix-Marseille Initiative d’Excellence (AMIDEX) (“Pépinière d’Excellence” initiative, 2018).

Academic Training

  • 1997-2001: Institut d’Études Politiques d’Aix-en-Provence & Durham University (Erasmus exchange)
  • 2001-2002: Masters in Political Theory, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
  • 2004-2009: Doctoral fellow, Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK

Academic Career

  • 2004-2009: Teaching Fellow, Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK
  • 2009-2011: Tutor, The Open University, UK
  • Since 2011: Lecturer in 19th century British history, Aix-Marseille Université

All of my publications can be found on the HAL-SHS open archive by clicking here

My colleagues in the Women & the F-Word research team and I take part, each month of March, in the events organised by the Cité du Livre around International Women’s Day.

I have been invited to discuss contemporary issues around feminism and gender by local associations (Les Garçonnes, Festival la Première Fois), local radio stations (France Bleu Provence, Radio Zinzine, Radio Agora Côte d’Azur), national magazines (Les Inrockuptibles, L’Elephant) and news outlets (TV5 Monde).