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Lucy Wray is a PhD candidate researching the social and cultural history of nineteenth and twentieth-century Ireland, through photography. Her thesis centres on the work of Belfast photographer Alexander Hogg (1870-1939), exploring representations of everyday life in the city. As well as urban history, Lucy’s research concerns class, poverty, philanthropy and consumption.

During her PhD, Lucy has acquired placements with the British Library, London (2020) and National Museums Northern Ireland (2021), working with their respective photographic collections. 


Lucy is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, granted FHEA in 2021 through Queen’s Merit Award. As well as teaching undergraduate modules relating to social and cultural history at Queen's, she is actively involved in Widening Pariticpation and Lifelong Learning initiatives.


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