Chloë completed her undergraduate and MSt studies in Oxford, at Regent’s Park College and Worcester College respectively. She began her DPhil studies at Oriel College as an AHRC DTP Studentship-Doctoral Award holder in October 2016, and is supervised by Dr Jonathan Healey.
Chloë works on early modern gender and social history, with a special emphasis on early modern criminality. Her doctoral thesis explores violence perpetrated by women in sixteenth-century England. This utilises Star Chamber records from the reign of Henry VII to Elizabeth I alongside literary sources such as plays, taking feminist historiography as its starting-point. Chloë’s masters dissertation explored the centrality of religion to post-Restoration execution narratives. Her postgraduate projects have led to research in topics including spouse-murder, rape, infanticide, female sexuality and aspects of early modern law – for example, coverture and self-defence pleas. She has enjoyed teaching undergraduates themes in early modern gender history.