My research interests include armies of occupation, soldier-civilian relationships, the 'lived experience' of warfare, oral history, and more broadly the social history of warfare in the twentieth century. I graduated with a BA in History in 2016, and an MA in History in 2017, both from the University of Bristol. I am also a Widening Participation Tutor and previously taught on the 2020/21 first-year unit 'The Modern World'.
Berlin: British Cold War City, 1945-1971
My doctoral research, funded by an AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership studentship, focuses on British military communities stationed in Berlin during the Cold War. The period between 1945 and 1971 saw radical changes from both post-war and Cold War perspectives, and shifts in the nature of the relationships British personnel may have had with Berlin's constituent communities. I am researching how military identity was articulated and negotiated - both in contemporary military newspapers and journals, but also in 'personal narrative' testimony created subsequently - through exploring a range of military experiences: training, guarding, ceremonial duties, and recreational activities.
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