Grace is a PhD student researching emotions, psychology and work in mid-twentieth-century Britain. She completed her MPhil thesis on 'Gender, emotional labour and emotion management in British chain stores, c.1920-1950' at the University of Cambridge in 2019, supported by an AHRC DTP studentship. Her doctoral research is funded by an Open-Oxford-Cambridge AHRC award.
Grace's doctoral research explores the role of emotion in twentieth-century British workplace. Grace's project asks how and why emotions were made into a territory of management in this period, and what impact this had on the experience of work. This research views British economic change from an emotional angle, exploring how economic crisis and opportunity influenced the place and function of emotion in the workplace. Grace is also interested in the histories of gender and sexuality, race, disabilities and space.
Grace is a member of the Labour History research cluster in the History faculty, and a co-convenor of the Gender and Sexuality History graduate workshop for the academic year 2020-2021.
Centre for History and Economics,
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