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Cambridge AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership - Student Profiles



I completed my BA and my MPhil at Cambridge. My PhD research, funded by the AHRC, looks at questions of religion, sexuality and gender in nineteenth-century Britain. More specifically, I am interested in the practice of celibacy among Roman Catholic priests, and some priests in the Church of England, in this period. My work is intended to suggest new ways of thinking about celibacy, but also about the interactions of religion, masculinity, subjectivity and sexuality in modern Britain.


Key publications: 
  • With Yasmine Nahlawi, 'Syria: A Betrayal of Labour's Internationalism and Solidarity', Renewal 25, no. 1 (2017): 13-24
  • 'Universal Credit, Ideology and the Politics of Poverty', Renewal 24, no. 3 (2016): 76-90
Department: History
Supervisor: Dr Ben Griffin
College: Trinity Hall
AHRC subject area: History