Postgraduate Research Student (Wolfson Scholar)
I completed my undergraduate degree in German with Polish at the University of Sheffield in 2011, followed by a Masters in German. I am now in the first year of a PhD supervised jointly between the departments of Germanic Studies and History at Sheffield and funded by a Wolfson Postgraduate Scholarship in the Humanities.
My thesis aims to contribute to a more interdisciplinary understanding of German nationalism in the mid-nineteenth century, combining analysis of Heinrich Heine’s Deutschland. Ein Wintermärchen with an in-depth analysis of newspaper articles of the time to investigate how they express nationalist sentiments. More broadly, my research interests include nationalism, nineteenth-century German literature, and nineteenth-century Central and Eastern European history.
I am currently joint lead editor of Track Changes, an in-house journal produced by postgraduate students in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, and a co-editor of the SLC Postgrads Blog, a public engagement project set up by postgraduate students in the School of Languages and Cultures.
'Against Nationalism, for the Nation? Shifting Perspectives on Heinrich Heine’s ‘Deutschland. Ein Wintermärchen’, Shifting Perspectives: School of Languages and Cultures Postgraduate Colloquium, 10th May 2013