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University of Toronto
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Britain, gender and sexuality, labour, everyday life, working-class culture, London, methodologies,
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About Me

I am a PhD Candidate in the Department of History at the University of Toronto. My dissertation is titled “Precarious Desire: Intimacy and Companionship in Working-Class London, 1864-1914” and explores the intimate spaces and affective lives of working-class women during a critical moment in modern British history. It attributes meaning and value to stories of hope and connection, and reclaims the role of working women, including factory workers and sex workers, in the histories of labour, social reform, and everyday life.

Other fields of interest include the history of sex and sexualities,  empire and imperial culture, public history, historical methods, pedagogy, and gender and popular culture.

My interests outside academia include cooking, dance, creative non-fiction, music, and spending quality time with friends and family.

I hold an MPhil in Modern European History from the University of Cambridge, and a Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science (with distinction) from McGill University.

Recent Publications

Sartore, Nastasha. “Reviewed Work: The Social Cost of Cheap Food: Labour and the Political Economy of Food Distribution in Britain, 1830-1914 by Sébastien Rioux.” Labour/Le Travail 85 (2020).

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
Atlantic, British Isles, United Kingdom
Expertise by Chronology
5, 7, 8
Expertise by Topic
Family, Gender, Labor, Local & Regional, Material Culture, Museums, Politics, Public History, Sexuality, Sexual Violence, Urban History, Women