Dr Stephanie Wright
MAHons (St Andrews), M.A. (Sheffield), Ph.D. (Sheffield)
Teaching Associate in Modern European History
Modern Europe, especially Spain; social history of war; history of gender; history of disability; race and intersectionality.
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Semester Two 2018/19 Office Hours: Mondays 13:00-15:00
Stephanie completed her undergraduate degree at the University of St Andrews before pursuing her postgraduate studies in the Department of History at Sheffield. Her main research interests are in the social history of modern Spain, particularly the intersection of gender, disability and race under the Francoist dictatorship. Her doctoral research explored representations and experiences of the 'Nationalist' war disabled—or 'Mutilated Gentlemen' as they became known—of the Spanish Civil War, as well as citizen-state relations under the Francoist regime. Stephanie’s broad interests in the social history of warfare and its legacies have led her more recently to investigate the lives of Moroccan veterans of the Spanish Civil War, particularly with reference to their relationships with Spanish women. Before moving to Sheffield, Stephanie worked as a freelance translator and held posts in the charity sector and at the European Parliament.
Since 2014, Stephanie has taught in both the Departments of History and Hispanic Studies at the University of Sheffield, where she has also organised a number of conferences on the social history of war, the history of suicide, and the history of authoritarianism. More details on the latter can be found here.
Stephanie’s research explores the intersection of gender, disability and race in modern Europe, particularly with reference to the legacy of the Spanish Civil War under the Francoist dictatorship. Her doctoral thesis explored representations and experiences of war disability under the Francoist dictatorship, as well as constructions of citizenship and state legitimacy in modern Spain. She is also interested in the social history of warfare in modern Europe more broadly, particularly the physical and psychological legacies of armed conflict on 'ordinary' lives.
More recently, Stephanie has sought to extend her interest in war disability to the colonial and postcolonial context of northern Morocco, focusing particularly on Moroccan veterans of the Spanish Civil War and their relationships with Spanish women. Her next project will build on this interest through an exploration of the experiences of Moroccan veterans in transnational and comparative perspective.
‘Glorious brothers, unsuitable lovers: Moroccan veterans, Spanish women and the mechanisms of Francoist paternalism’ (2018) Journal of Contemporary History [advance access: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0022009418778777]
‘Los mutilados de Franco: el Benemérito Cuerpo y la política social en la España franquista’, Revista Universitaria de Historia Militar 5:9 (2016), pp. 75-92
The Routes to Exile: France and the Spanish Civil War Refugees, 1939-2009’, French History 30:4 (2016), pp. 588-589
Franquismo a Ras de Suelo: Zonas Grises, Apoyos Sociales y Actitudes durante la Dictadura (1936-1976)’, International Journal of Iberian Studies 29:1 (2016), pp. 84-86