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My research focuses on the intersections of queer history, histories and theories of the 20th century British state, the history of capitalism, and counter hegemonic or prefigurative forms of resistance to prescriptive and disciplinarian welfare regimes. Outside of this, I am particularly interested in the works of Antonio Gramsci, Cedric Robinson, and the study of queer Marxism within the particularities of modern racial capitalism.
BA History and Politics (Hons.), University of Oxford, First Class (2018)
MA Contemporary History and International Politics, University of York, Distinction (2020)
Between MA and PhD I worked as a teaching assistant at a sixth form college in Warrington, England. I taught at least four classes a week and worked in student workshops and seminars. Having no classroom experience before this work, I found getting to grips with teaching and pedagogy challenging but rewarding.
Outside of my research I take an interest in politics and community organising, art, cycling and hiking, and I am challenging myself to learn more German.
Ward, Thomas (Recipient), 24 Jan 2020
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