Anna Ross is working towards a PhD in history at Clare College, University of Cambridge. She graduated with a BA from the University of Sydney with honours in history and art history. In 2008, she completed an MPhil in modern European history at Cambridge funded by the Cambridge Commonwealth Trust. Anna’s doctoral research is supported by a Poynton Cambridge Commonwealth Trust Scholarship as well as an Overseas Research Scholarship.
Anna works on nineteenth- and twentieth-century German political history and cultural histories of politics. Her current research is focused on the person and politics of the Prussian Minister-President Otto von Manteuffel who came to power in the wake of the 1848/49 revolutions. Through an analysis of the rise and fall of this Minister-President and his cabinet, the dissertation illuminates a set of broader questions about the impact of the 1848/49 revolutions on European administrations.