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Biography

I am a techne-funded research student at the University of Roehampton. I have an interest in the history of symbols, such as flags, being used in the process of community based identity formation. My bachelor's dissertation explored the history of Weimar Germany's flaggenstreit (flag debate), where the revolutionary colours of black-red-gold were pit against the imperial colours of black-white-red representing competing visions of Germany. My master's dissertation followed on from this research, beginning with an exploration of the Allies efforts to tackle the swastika through denazification, contuing into the Cold War to explore how the two German states sought to craft distinct national identites through the use of the national flag. My current research seeks to historicize the rainbow flag's use by a transnational LGBTQ+ community.

 

I am also involved in the organising committee for Queer Encounters, a network for psychosocial PhD researchers in gender and sexuality.

Education/Academic qualification

Cold War History, MA, University of Roehampton

Award Date: 29 Oct 2021

History, BA (Hons), University of Roehampton

Award Date: 24 Jul 2020

Keywords

  • D204 Modern History
  • queer history