Professor Mary Vincent

Mary's role is to ensure excellence and innovation in teaching and learning for all students, including undergraduate, postgraduate, overseas students and those studying for University of Sheffield qualifications overseas.

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Interim Vice-President for Education

Mary was appointed Interim Vice-President for Education for the University of Sheffield from September 2020 and her role is to ensure excellence and innovation in teaching and learning for all taught students, including those studying for University of Sheffield qualifications overseas. Mary was previously Interim Deputy Vice-President for Education from August 2019 to August 2020 and Chair of the University’s Senate Academic Assurance Committee from 2018 to 2019.

She has a chair in Modern European History and main research interests lie in the history of modern Spain, particularly in the period of the Civil War and the Franco dictatorship (1931–75). She has also published widely in the history of gender and the history of Catholicism, and her current research interests focus on religious violence in early twentieth-century Spain.

From 2016 to 2018 Mary held a Leverhulme Trust Major Research Fellowship to work on iconoclastic violence in the Spanish Civil War. Her article on ‘The Martyrdom of Things’ has recently been published in Transactions of the Royal Historical Society (2020) and a monograph on ‘Franco’s Crusade' is in preparation. 

She is a member of the History sub-panel for REF 2021 and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. She is also a member of the editorial board for Contemporary European History and the editorial collective for Gender and History.