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Dr Jill Kirby

Post:Teaching Fellow (History)
Location:ARTS B B160
Email:F.Kirby@sussex.ac.uk

Telephone numbers
Internal:8546
UK:01273 678546
International:+44 1273 678546

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Biography

Dr Jill Kirby completed her PhD at Sussex University in 2014 and is currently a Teaching Fellow in the School of History of Art, History and Philosophy at Sussex and convenes the Foundation Year Making History course.  She specialises in twentieth-century British history and is particularly interested in everyday life, emotion and stress.

She is currently working on her first book, Feeling the strain: a cultural history of stress in 20th century Britain, which will be published by MUP in 2018.  She recently started work on a new project on loneliness, beginning with research into the everyday experience of lodgers and the families they lodged with.

 

Role

Teaching Fellow and Convenor of Making History module for the Humanities stream of the Foundation Year.

Associate Fellow in the Centre for War and Society.

Jill has taught on the following modules at Sussex and Chichester Universities and Queen's University (Canada) Bader International Study Centre in Herstmonceux Castle:

FY:

  • Making History

Y1:

  • Society and Politics in Modern Britain
  • Social History of Britain in the 20th Century
  • Introductory Humanities Interdisciplinary Studies

Y2:

  • Time and Place: 1984 Thatcher’s Britain

Y3:

  • Britain and the Second World War
  • Century of the Gene
  • Imagining British Identities: Interdisciplinary British Studies