Boundaries of Belonging in Early Modern London
Supervisor: Dr Mark Jenner
My research interests are in the social and cultural history of early modern London, especially urban citizenship and political participation. My PhD project explores the significance and meanings of the Freedom of the City through a series of 'edge cases' within London's corporate system, including watermen, porters, carmen, and women traders. My research draws out the ambiguities and complexities of the Freedom in London's political and economic culture, with particular attention to language, identity, and gender.
2017-2018 Doctoral Fellow, Humanities Research Centre, University of York.