I am a first year doctoral student in History at Northwestern University, studying Modern British History. I am also part of Northwestern's interdisciplinary cluster in Critical Studies in Theatre and Performance. My areas of interest include Britain during the two world wars, gender, theatre history, and performance studies. My current research focuses on interwar British theatre, and the negotiation of a popular narrative of the First World War on the stage.
I earned my BA at the University of Pittsburgh, where I studied History and Theatre Arts. I received my MA from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, where my thesis was entitled, “Between Entertainment and Elegy: Shell-Shock, Manliness, and Memory in R. C. Sherriff’s 'Journey’s End.'”
As an interdisciplinary historian, I am especially interested in the way the digital humanities can serve as a bridge between disparate fields of scholarship. As a graduate student, I am also interested in the way the digital community facilitates an orientation within the scholarly profession.
Find me on Twitter: @emilydvb