- Research Student
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PhD candidate in French Studies.
Bishops and Female Orders: A Case Study of Women’s Agency in the Diocese of Nantes
This AHRC funded project examines the actions of ordinary, even anonymous women working in Catholic religious orders in order to enrich a currently fragmented history of female activism in France. Building on master’s research which explored influential nineteenth century anticlerical discourse, my PhD explores the little-studied narrative of women’s experiences within the Catholic hierarchy, in highly structured organisations that professionalised their labour.
In this way, my project will apply methods of trade union studies to a case study of Catholic female orders. Moving away from studies that focus on individual and well-known personalities, it will turn instead to the actions of ordinary, even anonymous women working in a collective, and the records of their day-to- day interactions with those in authority.
Gender and religion, female agency, Church-State relations, 19th Century France
- The Gender Research Group, Newcastle
- Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies, Durham
- Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France
- Labour and Society Research Group
FRE1071 Level B French
FRE1006 La France de 1789 à nos jours
Previous teaching experience as a lectrice at the University of Nantes, leading a wide variety of English language classes.
Paper presented at the ASMCF annual conference, 2015
Paper presented at the Gender Research Group dissertation symposium, 2015
BA (Hons) French Studies, Newcastle University
MLitt French Studies, Newcastle University