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Dr Serena Dyer


Dr Serena Dyer is currently Curator of the Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture (MoDA) at Middlesex University, and an Associate Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Study at the University of Warwick.

In 2016-2017 she was a Teaching Fellow in the History department, and an Early Career Fellow in the Institue of Advanced Study at the University of Warwick.

In 2016 she submitted her ESRC funded PhD in the department of History, entitled 'Trained to Consume: Dress and the Female Consumer in England, 1720-1820', supervised by Professor Giorgio Riello.

Research interests inlcude: eighteenth-, nineteenth-, and twentieth-century material culture, material literacy, craft, skill, production and making, retail and consumption history, fashion and dress history, women's history, and the history of patriotism and nationalism.

She is currently working on a monograph, entitled 'Britannia Rules the Shops: Material Culture, Patriotism, and Consumers'.

Academic Background

2012 - 2016

PhD History (ESRC Funded), supervised by Professor Giorgio Riello, University of Warwick
Thesis: Trained to Consume: Dress and the Female Consumer in England, 1720-1820
Viva passed: 13th December 2016

2011 - 2012

MA Eighteenth Century Studies: Representations and Contexts (Distinction), University of York
Thesis: “We Will Send You What is Most Fashionable”: Sociability and the Sensory Consumption of Dress Beyond the Shop, 1760-1830

2008 - 2011

BA (Hons) History and History of Art, University of York
Thesis: The Perception and Purpose of Fashion Plates in England 1750-1820


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Dr Serena Dyer

Associate Fellow, Institute of Advanced Study

serena dot dyer at warwick dot ac dot uk