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ePortfolio of Oihane Etayo

About me:

I am a first-year PhD student based in the Department of History. My project is co-supervised by Dr Sarah Richardson from the History Department and Dr Noortje Marres from the Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies. My research is kindly funded by a Postgraduate Fellowship from Fundación La Caixa.

My academic background is interdisciplinary. I have studied a BSc in Sociology, specialising in Political Sociology, and an MSc in Comparative Politics with a strong grounding in history. I followed the stream on Popular Politics, writing my dissertation about the origins of peripheral nationalist movements in Spain during the nineteenth century. Before undertaking my PhD, I worked on policy analysis and social research, mainly related to gender equality and social inclusion.

Research Overview:

My research focuses on the study of episodes of contention performed by women during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in urban, industrialised Britain. Women's contentious actions remain marginal to the study of social and political mobilisation, especially in historical perspective. Most classic theoretical approaches to the study and understanding of contention are built on predominantly male evidence. However, political and social structures have never been gender-neutral and, as a consequence, researching the history of women’s protest is not possible without reconsidering the politics of gender that have shaped the study of protest so far.

The main aim of this project would be to approach the study of protest enacted by women in relation to the consequences of gender constructions, as well as their interplay with other identity elements, the dynamics of organisation, the use of spaces, the repertoires of action and the outcomes and impacts of these mobilisations.

Research Interests:
  • Social constructions of gender in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries
  • History of Protest and Social Movements
  • History of Women
  • Gender Studies
  • Repertoires of Contention
Academic Profile:

2018 – 2022 PhD in History. University of Warwick

2014 – 2015 MSc in Comparative Politics. London School of Economics and Political Science

2009 – 2014 BSc in Sociology. Public University of Navarre (visiting year at Birmingham City University)


Fundación La Caixa, European Postgraduate Fellowship.

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