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Current PhD Students

Please find below all current PhD students of the Warwick University History Department, listed alphabetically by surname. Details of former PhD students are also available.
 

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Baker, Tabitha
Tabitha Baker 
Tabitha Baker

Thesis: The Embroidery Trade in 18th Century France
Supervisor: Professor Giorgio Riello
ePortfolio: www.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/students/eportfolios/fruiad 
 

Barbour, Ruth
Ruth Barbour 
Ruth Barbour

Thesis: ‘The Middling Sort of Catholic’ in Eighteenth-Century Warwickshire
Supervisors: Dr Gabriel Glickman and Professor Beat Kümin
ePortfolio: www.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/students/eportfolios/hyrmag

 

Bennett, Melissa
Melissa Bennett 
Melissa Bennett

Thesis: Picturing the West India Regiments in an Age of Unrest, Civil War and Tourism, c.1850-1914
Supervisor: Professor David Lambert
ePortfolios: www.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/research/projects/asua/phd2/
and www.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/students/eportfolios/u1465870
 
 

Bhayat, Sabera
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Sabera Bhayat

Thesis: 'Muslim Women and Legal Reform: Polygamy and 'Gendered' Rights Under Personal Laws in Twentieth Century South Asia'.
Supervisor: Dr Sarah Hodges
ePortfolio: www.warwick.ac.uk/study/csde/gsp/eportfolio/directory/pg/u1361893

 

Bishop, Steven
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Steven Bishop

Thesis: Memory and Mythology of Southern morality in cinematography after Gone with the Wind
Supervisor: Professor J E Smyth
ePortfolio: tbc
 

Biswas, Somak
Somak Biswas 
Somak Biswas

Thesis: Intimacies and Interdiscursivities: Transnational Cultural Politics in Colonial India, 1890-1945
Supervisor: Dr Sarah Hodges
ePortfolio: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/students/eportfolios/u1559180

 

Boote Powell, Sarah
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Sarah Boote Powell

Thesis: tbc
Supervisor: Dr Sarah Richardson
ePortfolio: tbc
 

Botcherby, Pierre
Pierre Botcherby 
Pierre Botcherby

Thesis: Memory, Resistance, and Regeneration: A Merseyside Town in the Age of De-industrialisation, St. Helens 1968-2018
Supervisors: Dr Joachim Häberlen and Professor Mathew Thomson
ePortfolio: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/students/eportfolios/u1103101

 

Bruzzone, Anna
Anna Bruzzone 
Anna Bruzzone

Thesis: Colonialisms, markets and power: a transnational approach to state formation in the Somalia-Kenya borderlands, c. 1925-1963
Supervisors: Professor David Anderson and Professor Daniel Branch
ePortfolio: www.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/students/eportfolios/u1457803
 

Burchell, Andrew
Andrew Burchell 
Andrew Burchell

Thesis: 'Violence, Mental Health and the British schoolchild'
Supervisor: Professor Mathew Thomson
ePortfolio: www.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/students/eportfolios/frukbt
 
 

Byrne, Alice
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Alice Byrne

Thesis: St George in early modern England: continuity and change, 1509-1625
Supervisor: Professor Peter Marshall
ePortfolio: n/a
 
 

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Chen, Qiuyang
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Qiuyang Chen

Thesis: tbc
Supervisor: Professor Anne Gerritsen & Dr Song-Chuan Chen
ePortfolio: tbc
 

Chick, Joseph
 
Joseph Chick

Thesis: The Peace and Harmony of the Medieval Era? Pre-Reformation Lay-Church Relations in the Town of Reading
Supervisor: Professor Beat Kümin
ePortfolio: www.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/students/eportfolios/u1657100
 

Chou, Shengfang
Shengfang Chou 
Shengfang Chou

Thesis: Late Qing China and the British World: Space, Body and the Image of Empire 1840-1920
Supervisor: Professor Anne Gerritsen
ePortfolio: www.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/students/eportfolios/hyrkae/
 

Creed, Fabiola
Fabiola Creed 
Fabiola Creed

Thesis: Aesthetics, Addictions and Health Advice: Understanding ‘Tanorexia’ in Contemporary Britain, 1978-2016
Supervisor: Professor Roberta Bivins
ePortfolio: www.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/students/eportfolios/u1553989
 

Cutmore, Martyn
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Martyn Cutmore

Thesis: Puritanism, Emotion and Moderation, Samuel Clarke (1599-1682): The Shaping and Moderation of Emotion in 17th Century Puritan Culture
Supervisor: Professor Mark Knights
ePortfolio: www.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/students/eportfolios/u1591932

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Devane, Ed
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Ed Devane

Thesis: tbc
Supervisor: Professor Roberta Bivins & Professor Mathew Thomson
ePortfolio: tbc
 

E

Etayo, Oihane
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Oihane Etayo

Thesis: tbc
Supervisor: Dr Sarah Richardson & Professor Noortje Marres
ePortfolio: tbc
 

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Fletcher, David
 
David Fletcher

Thesis: Religion and the Restoration Stage
Supervisor: Professor Mark Knights and Dr David Taylor
ePortfolio: www.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/students/eportfolios/u1554404

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Galvin-Elliott, Amy
Amy Galvin 
Amy Galvin-Elliott

Thesis: From Suffragette to Citizen: An exploration of female influence in patriarchal political spaces in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Supervisor: Dr Sarah Richardson and Dr Laura Schwartz
ePortfolio: www.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/students/eportfolios/fruiao

Graves, Hannah
Hannah Graves 
Hannah Graves

Thesis: Keepers of our Consciences: The Liberal Hero of Hollywood's Vital Centre, 1945-1967
Supervisor: Professor J E Smyth
ePortfolio: www.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/students/eportfolios/hyrlaj/
 
 

Gray, Aleema
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Aleema Gray

Thesis: Tbc
Supervisor: Professor David Lambert & Dr Meleisa Ono-George
ePortfolio: tbc
 

Greenway, Sophie
Sophie Greenway 
Sophie Greenway

Thesis: Growing well: Dirt, health and the home gardener in Britain, 1930-60
Supervisor: Professor Hilary Marland
ePortfolio: www.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/students/eportfolios/hypnad/
 
 

Guthrie, Sofia
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Sofia Guthrie

Thesis: "Antoine Garissoles' Adolphid (1649), a Huguenot Latin epic: An edited text, translation and historical commentary"
Supervisor: Professor Penny Roberts & Professor Andrew Laird
ePortfolio: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/students/eportfolios/clrhag/clrhag/


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Hamoud, Samir
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Samir Hamdoud

Thesis: Tbc
Supervisor: Professor Hilary Marland
ePortfolio: tbc
 

Hanley-Smith, Natalie
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Natalie Hanley-Smith

Thesis: The Menage à trois and other unconventional relationships, c1780-1830
Supervisors: Professor Mark Philp and Dr Sarah Richardson
ePortfolio: www.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/students/eportfolios/u1559414
 

Hunt, Christopher
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Christopher Hunt

Thesis: Investigating the Tradescant Cabinet
Supervisor: Professor Claudia Stein
ePortfolio: tbc

Hwang, Hye Jean
Hye Jean Hwang 
Hye Jean Hwang

Thesis: Women and Depression in Interwar Britain: Case Notes, Narratives and Experiences (1923-1938)
Supervisor: Professor Hilary Marland
ePortfolio: n/a
 
 

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Luttrell, Thomas
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Thomas Luttrell

Thesis: Alternative Discourses: religious toleration in context, 1603-1647
Supervisors: Professor Mark Knights and Professor Peter Marshall
ePortfolio: tbc
 

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Ma, Jinping
Ma Jinping 
Jinping Ma

Thesis: Mind, Nation and Medicine: Mental Health Care in Republican Shanghai
Supervisors: Professor Mathew Thomson and Professor Anne Gerritsen 
ePortfolio: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/students/eportfolios/u1458546
 
 

Molenaar, Sander
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Sander Molenaar

Thesis: Tbc
Supervisor: Professor Anne Gerritsen
ePortfolio: tbc
 

Morgan, Louise
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Louise Morgan

Thesis: Tbc
Supervisor: Professor Hilary Marland
ePortfolio: tbc
 

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Narayan, Rosalyn
 Rosalyn Narayan 
Rosalyn Narayan
Thesis: Reporting the Colour Line: Fear of Slave Rebellion in the Southern US Press 1830 - 1860
Supervisor: Professor Tim Lockley
eportfolio: tbc
Ni, Leiyun
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Leiyun Ni

Thesis: Tbc
Supervisor: Professor Anne Gerritsen & Professor Giorgio Riello
ePortfolio: tbc
 

Nicoll, David G. W.
David Nicoll 
David G. W. Nicoll

Thesis: The relationship between the French Reformed nobility and pastors in the French Midi (1555-1598)
Supervisor: Professor Penny Roberts
ePortfolio: www.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/students/eportfolios/u1659921
 

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Oswald, Ute
Ute Oswald 
Ute Oswald

Thesis: Entertainment in Nineteenth-Century Asylums
Supervisor: Professor Hilary Marland
ePortfolio: www.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/students/eportfolios/u1664073
 

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Patel, Joshua
Joshua Patel
Joshua Patel

Thesis: ‘Human Capital Theory' in British economic and scientific thought, 1950-today
Supervisors: Professor Giorgio Riello & Dr Claudia Stein
Eportfolio: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/students/eportfolios/hyunfw 

 

Price, Jenny
Jenny Price 
Jenny Price

Thesis: Democratization in Eastern Germany 1989-1994
Supervisors: Professor David Anderson and Professor Jan Palmoski
ePortfolio: www.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/students/eportfolios/jennyprice

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Qing, Qianwen
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Qianwen Qing

Thesis: Corruption and the Colonies 1650-1750
Supervisor: Professor Mark Knights
ePortfolio: tbc

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Rautenberg, Uta
Uta Rautenberg 
Uta Rautenberg

Thesis: Homophobia in the Nazi Camps
Supervisors: Dr Anna Hájková and Professor Christoph Mick
ePortfolio: www.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/students/eportfolios/u1566211

 
 

Reyes Baztán, Maria
Maria Reyes Baztán 
Maria Reyes Baztán

Thesis: tba
Supervisors: Professor Rebecca Earle and Dr Anna Ross
ePortfolio: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/students/eportfolios/u1660539 

 

Rutherford, Beckie
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Beckie Rutherford

Thesis: Tbc
Supervisor: Dr Laura Schwartz & Dr Claire Shaw
ePortfolio: tbc
 

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Sarah Boote-Powell

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Shannahan, Gemma
Gemma Shannahan 
Gemma Shannahan

Thesis: Deaf Heritage; buildings, culture, policy and the future
Supervisors: Professor David Anderson, Dr Claire Shaw, Rosie Sherrington (Historic England), and Dr Mike Gulliver (University of Bristol)
ePortfolio: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/students/eportfolios/u1796763 

 

Smith, Lewis
Lewis Smith 
Lewis Smith

Thesis: Food, hunger and governance
Supervisor: Professor Rebecca Earle
ePortfolio: www.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/students/eportfolios/hyukbh 

 

Steele, Dave
Dave Steele 
Dave Steele

Thesis: The Crowd in Britain 1780-1850
Supervisor: Dr Sarah Richardson
ePortfolio: www.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/students/eportfolios/pdueak


Straw, Hannah
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Hannah Straw

Thesis: Tbc
Supervisor: Professor Mark Knights
ePortfolio: tbc
 

Stylianou, Anastasia
Anastasia Stylianou 
Anastasia Stylianou

Thesis: The concepts of the holy mind and the holy body in English female sanctity, c.1516-86
Supervisors: Professor Rebecca Earle and Professor Peter Marshall
ePortfolio: www.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/students/eportfolios/hyrnaf/
 
 

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Talbot, Connor
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Connor Talbot

Thesis: Tbc
Supervisor: Professor Mark Knights
ePortfolio: tbc
 

Tam, Bobby
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Bobby Tam

Thesis: Tbc
Supervisor: Dr Song-Chuan Chen & Dr Robert Fletcher
ePortfolio: tbc
 

Taylor, Edward
Edward Taylor 
Edward Taylor

Thesis: The evolution of partisan news and comment in the periodical press in early modern Britain, c1641-1720
Supervisor: Professor Mark Knights
ePortfolio: www.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/students/eportfolios/u1557107
 

Tierney, Josephine
Jo Tierney 
Josephine Tierney

Thesis: The Export of British Printed Textiles to West Africa 1850-1914
Supervisor: Professor Giorgio Riello
ePortfolio: www.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/students/eportfolios/u0817816
 
 

Tomassetti, Valentina
Valentina Tomassetti 
Valentina Tomassetti

Thesis: Born Naked and Shameless - An Anatomy of Shame Through Early Modern Art.
Supervisor: Professor Rebecca Earle & Dr Lorenzo Pericolo
ePortfolio: www.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/students/eportfolios/u1661268 
 

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Valerio, Liana-Beatrice
Liana-Beatrice Valerio 
Liana-Beatrice Valerio

Thesis: Fear, Honour and Bravado: Slave Rebellions in the Elite White Male Psyche in South Carolina and Cuba
Supervisors: Dr Camilia Cowling and Professor Tim Lockley
ePortfolio: www.warwick.ac.uk/study/csde/gsp/eportfolio/directory/pg/live/amujav
 
 

Velasco Reyes, Christian
Christian Velasco Reyes 
Christian Velasco Reyes

Thesis: The Kenyan financial system: from motionless to rashness, 1950-1990
Supervisors: Professor David Anderson and Professor Dan Branch
ePortfolio: www.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/students/eportfolios/u1559738
 

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Wilmot, John
John Wilmot 
John Wilmot

Thesis: The rise of dispensaries c1820-c1880: their contribution to health care in Warwickshire
Supervisors: Professor Hilary Marland and Dr Sarah Richardson
ePortfolio: n/a
 

Winter, Holly
Holly Winter
Holly Winter

Thesis: Material Culture and the Limits of British Masculine Ideals in Nineteenth Century India.
Supervisor: Professor Maxine Berg
ePortfolio: www.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/students/eportfolios/hyukef

 

Wright, Esther
Esther Wright 
Esther Wright

Thesis: Rockstar Games and American History
Supervisor: Professor J E Smyth
ePortfolio: www.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/students/eportfolios/u1555369
 
 

Wu, Yitian
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Yitian Wu

Thesis: The East African Asian Immigration into the UK, 1968-1973
Supervisor: Professor Daniel Branch
ePortfolio: tbc