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Tania Shew

Isaiah Berlin Junior Research Fellow


Dr Tania Shew is a historian of ideas especially interested in the history of feminist thought, transnational and global intellectual histories and the history of ‘ordinary’ thinkers. She read for a BA in History at the University of Sussex and an MPhil in History at Balliol College, Oxford. Tania moved to the University of Manchester for doctoral study where she completed a thesis on Sex Strikes and Suffragettes: An Intellectual History. Her research was supported by a President’s Doctoral Scholar Award, a Scouloudi writing-up award from the Institute of Historical Research and a Fulbright Scholarship which facilitated a visiting doctoral fellowship at Harvard University. Tania spent a year as the Cowdrey Early Career Teaching and Research Fellow at St Edmund Hall, Oxford before moving to Wolfson. Tania has published work in Historical Journal and the open-access edited volume The Politics of Women’s Suffrage (University of London Press, 2021) and has spoken about her research on the BBC.