Leaders in their field
Richard's research explores how sailors had more power and significance than they were credited with. They existed in networks that spread across the world, and it was their labour and travel that facilitated economic growth.
Emily actively attempts to engage the wider public with her research, through events such as 2016's 'Mothering Slaves: Motherhood, Childlessness, and the Care of Children from Slavery to Emancipation' conference.
Rohan is inspired by the school of History that emerged from South Asia called Subaltern Studies - this focuses on writing from below and how we can give a voice to those who currently lack one in history.
Natalie is a historian of feminism and gender and an Associate Professor of Modern British Cultural History at the University of Reading.
Matthew grew up with punk culture, and found himself fascinated by it. Today he is a Professor of Modern History at the University of Reading, researching youth subcultures.
Rebecca's research interests include the history of crusading, Jewish-Christian relations, heresy, the medieval Church, the papacy, religious belief and political ideas in the High and Late Middle Ages.
Jacqui's desire to inspire her students stems from her own past. Proud to call herself a feminist, Jacqui grew up in a northern post-industrial town surrounded by the political turmoil of the 1970s and 1980s.
Siân had the opportunity to undertake independent research projects and study abroad.
Abbie is now pursuing her PhD on Conservative Cabinet politics of the 1920s, with a focus on citizenship and women’s voting rights.
Beth was chosen for the University's Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (UROP). She spent 6 weeks during the summer researching Barack Obama's climate change rhetoric.
Step off campus and you'll find yourself in a bustling town centre offering a variety of shops, restaurants and activities. We're also well-connected – you can reach London Paddington within half an hour by train.
Meet the staff who will work with you and enable you to pursue your passions.