The author completed an MA in Contemporary History at the University of Sussex in 2012. After writing her MA thesis on bachelorhood and masculinity during the interwar period, she decided to build on this research for a Ph.D. Her interests include gender, queer theory, popular culture and 20th-century British history, all of which influenced her approach to her doctoral thesis. She is interested in what attitudes and ideas reveal about an era’s social climate, and frequently uses gender as a method of measuring social progress. She presented a paper at the Making a Home conference at the University of Sussex in 2014, focusing on the marginalization of single people in representations of the home and domesticity.