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Queen’s University
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Monarchy, Gender, Mental Illness, Media, Empire, Victorian Britain
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About Me

I am a second year PhD candidate at Queen’s University working under the supervision of Dr. Sandra den Otter. My research interests include nineteenth-century Britain, the British monarchy, gender, print culture and media, and mental health. My current project studies more than 80 individuals who intruded on Queen Victoria and the British royal family’s privacy between 1837 and 1901, and whom we would today call “stalkers.” My works focuses on the British public’s belief in an entitlement to an accessible sovereign, and the ways intrusions on royal privacy engaged the police, palace authorities, the court of law, and the public in debates about where the boundaries between monarchial accessibility and royal privacy should be drawn.  I also study the relationship between these intrusions and contemporary ideas about gender, respectability, mental illness, policing, and constitutional rights.

Recent Publications
Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
British Isles
Expertise by Chronology
19th century, Modern
Expertise by Topic
Gender, Government, Women