Our PhD students

Current PhD research

  • Shabna Begum, ‘Stay and fight: how a Bengali squatters’ movement claimed ‘home’ and belonging in the East End of London in the 1970s.’ QMUL studentship.
  • Jesse Connuck, ‘Deploying home: US military homemaking practices since the Cold War.’ The Leverhulme Trust (Mobile People programme).  
  • Jade Hunter, ‘Home, migration and belonging on a suburban estate.’ ESRC CASE studentship (LISS DTP) with Eastside Community Heritage.
  • Laura Roberts, ‘Staying afloat? Making home and creating place on London's canals and rivers.’ ESRC CASE studentship (LISS DTP) with the Museum of the Home and Canals and Rivers Trust.

Completed PhD research

  • Tessa Chynoweth (2017) ‘Domestic service and domestic space in London, 1750-1800.’ AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award (Home-work programme).
  • Emily Harris (2019) ‘Interfaith connections at home: domestic space, practice and dialogue in contemporary London.’ AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award (Home and Religion programme).
  • Laura Humphreys (2016) 'Domestic labour, metropolitan households and the wider world, 1850-1914.’ AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award (Home-work programme).
  • Miri Lawrence (2019) ‘Judaism in the suburban home, 1945-1979.’ AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award (Home and Religion programme).
  • Jane Mackelworth (2017) ‘Sapphic Love in Britain, 1900-1950 in Texts, Objects and Spaces.’ QMUL studentship.
  • Ruth Mather (2017) ‘The Home-Making of the English Working Class: Radical Politics and Domestic Life in late-Georgian England, c.1790-1820.’ QMUL studentship.
  • Carey Newson (2016) ‘Inside teenagers' bedrooms: a cross-generational study of the teenage bedroom and its material culture.’ ESRC studentship.
  • Emily Vine (2019) ‘Birth, Death, and Domestic Religion in London, 1600-1800.’ AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award (Home and religion programme).  
  • Annabelle Wilkins (2016) 'Home, work and migration for Vietnamese communities in East London.’ AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award (Home and religion programme).