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Harriet Foreman
PhD student



I completed a BA in History and Politics at the University of Exeter in 2018. I came to the Centre for Women’s Studies in 2019 and studied the MA in Women Violence and Conflict, for which I was awarded the Journal of Gender Studies Women’s Studies Prize. I also have an MA in Social Research from the University of York.



I am interested in feminist geo-politics and Critical Military Studies and in particular military spouses/ partners. My MA in Social Research dissertation used qualitative interviews and auto-ethnography to explore the experiences of unmarried army partners in the UK. My PhD research, which is funded by the ESRC, is exploring the experiences of the partners of non-citizen personnel serving in the British military. I am using creative methodologies, including cooking and walking, for this research. 

My research is supervised by Dr Clare Bielby and Dr Harriet Gray (Politics).


Selected publications

“You’re not married, so they kind of count you as irrelevant”: marriage and the military in 21st century Britain. Presented at the Sisterhood in Action Conference, 2023. 

‘Critical Curiosity: Researching the military through a feminist and postcolonial lens’; Presented at Critical PGR Conference, York St John Universit



Graduate Teaching Assisstant Department of Politics on the module 'Political Analysis

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Harriet Foreman
PhD student
Centre for Women's Studies
University of York
North Yorkshire
YO10 5DD