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Jennifer Davey


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I joined the School of History as a Lecturer in Modern British History in September 2012, having completed my AHRC funded PhD. in the School earlier that year. Both my teaching and research focus on the histories of politics, diplomacy and political culture in Modern Britain.

My recent and forthcoming publications explore the multifaceted nature of female political influence in Victorian Britain. I am currently working on my first monograph - ‘A Female Politician: Mary, Countess of Derby, and the Politics of Victorian Britain' (OUP, forthcoming).

I serve as the course director for the MA in Modern British History and the BA in History and Politics.

Teaching Interests

I teach undergradate and postgraduate modern British history. I convene the second year module The Duchess of Devonshire to Nancy Astor: Women, Power and Politics, the third year special subject We are not Amused: The Life and Times of Queen Victoria and the core module on the Modern British MA The Making of Modern Britain. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality