School of History, Art History and Philosophy

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Dr Sian Edwards

Post:Associate Tutor (History)
Location:ARTS B B155
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I am a recently submitted PhD student in the Sussex University history department havign studied under the supervision of Dr Claire Langhamer and Dr Ian Gazeley. The main focus of my thesis, entitled "Youth Movements, Citizenship and the English Countryside, 1930-1960", was an exploration of the centrality of the countryside in the citizenship training provided by youth movements in the mid-twentieth century.


I am currently working on an AHRC funded research project with Kent County Council, supervised by Dr Chris Warne. The project, "In the Streets and in the Fields: east Kent in wartime", uncovers the story of civilian forms of resistance during the Second World War with a particular focus on the secretive Auxiliary Units.


I have been an Associate Tutor at the University of Sussex since 2010.


PhD Contemporary History (University of Sussex, 2013)

MA Contemporary History (University of Sussex, 2008)

BA Hons History (University of Sussex, 2007)




I have given the following papers -

"Youth Movements, Citizenship and the English Countryside, 1930-1960". Work in Progress, Sussex University, November 2012

''Good Wives and Citizens': Gender and the Young Farmers' Clubs in 1950s England'. 4th February 2011 at the ESRC funded seminar on Women in the 1950s.

"Contesting Narratives of Resistance: Auxiliary Units in Kent during the Second World War". 'Civilians at War: 1914-1945' post-graduate conference, 13th April 2013, University of Sussex.