Dr Camilla Leach, University of Winchester
Camilla Leach's interest in the history of women's education covers both the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. She examines the influence of religion on the levels of provision of education for women in this period, the form that this education took, and women's participation within the development of educational programmes. Her interest in the dissenting movements of the Quakers and Unitarians and their use of education as part of cultural transfer is now widening to include the Anglicans and Catholics.This study is undertaken through the use of memoirs, auto/biography, contemporary text books and private letters and journals.
Dr Fiona Kisby
Dr Fiona Kisby originally wrote a PhD on the early Tudor court, and after holding a British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in History and Musicology, she trained and worked as a History teacher in schools. Her research interests have recently focused on archives in girls' schools and she has undertaken work on African girls in British schools in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and has investigated the role of the Colonial Intelligence League in girls' schools in the inter-war period. Her additional areas of interest include the history of History, Citizenship and PSHE education in England; textbook analysis; and the work of the educator, humanitarian and social innovator Ethel Percy Andrus in Depression-era Los Angeles. In addition to publishing articles on diverse topics concerning Tudor England, she has forthcoming publications on 'Representations of Islam in History textbooks for English schools c. 1790- 2002' and 'Fertility, the reproductive lifepan and the formal curriculum in England: a case for reassessment'. Currently she is working on an ethnographic project on what teenage girls know about fertility and the reproductive lifespan.
Dr Nancy G Rosoff
Dr Nancy G Rosoff
Dr Rosoff's research in the history of education focuses on the informal educative function of various genres of fiction written for teenage girls. She is currently engaged in a project with Dr Stephanie Spencer, convenor of CHWE and Head of the Department Education Studies and Liberal Arts at the University of Winchester, entitled Transnational Femininities in Fictions for Teenage Girls in the United Kingdom and the United States, 1910-1965. Her previous research project examines the ways in which women's athletic activities were treated in American popular culture sources between 1880 and 1920. Dr. Rosoff serves as Dean for Graduate and Undergraduate Studies at Arcadia University; she is also a member of the graduate history faculty at Rutgers University-Camden. Her research interests include history of women; history of education; gender and popular culture; transnational history; women's athletic activity; and sports and popular culture.
Here you will find a link to Dr Rosoff's home page and also the project page.
New home page link: http://nancyrosoff.wordpress.com/
New project page link: http://teenfictionsproject.wordpress.com/