Elite Female Constructions of Power and Space in England, 1444-1541
My doctoral thesis takes an interdisciplinary approach to five houses that were commissioned and/or headed by noblewomen in late medieval England. By considering the design, layout and use of elite female domestic space, my work explores how female authority was constructed and expressed through the material and social environment of the late medieval great household.
I hold a B.A. in English Studies and History from The University of Nottingham and an M.Phil in Medieval History from the University of Cambridge. My current research is funded by the AHRC, and I was recently awarded an Ochs scholarship from the British Archaeological Association for writing up my thesis.
I am the co-ordinator of the History Faculty's 'Shut Up and Write!' graduate student writing group.