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I received a Ph.D. in women's and gender history from the London Metropolitan University, England in 2014. My  doctoral thesis was on “The Feminism and Political Radicalism of Helen Taylor in Victorian Britain and Ireland” and I have presented papers at conferences throughout Great

Britain, published in the peer-reviewed journal Women's History, and contributed a chapter to a book on legal firsts for women. 


Recently I have been a historical researcher for a lottery funded museum exhibition' Who is Gordon Craig?', Stevenage Museum, Hertfordshire, UK. This involved archival research and writing copy for the exhibition and website. 


My article on victorian theatre will appear in the next volume of Theatre Notebook, the Journal of the Society for Theatre Research.



Recent scholarly activity: 

<p>Independent &nbsp;historical researcher for lottery funded museum project, Who is gordon Craig? &nbsp;July 2016- April 2017 &nbsp;</p>

Recent publications: 

Women's History, The Journal of the Women's History Network, Vol 2, Issue 4, Spring 2016 (peer reviewed journal). Smith.J, Helen Taylor's Anti-imperialist Feminism. Ireland and the Land League Question
The Independent Scholar, Book Review, Jane Welsh Carlyle and her Victorian World by Kathy Camberlain, May 2017 
Theatre Notebook, the Journal of the Society for Theatre Research vol 71 no 1 April 2017 article entitled 'Helen Taylor becomes Miss Trevor, actress' by Janet Smith and Claire Morris Stern

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