School of History, Classics & Archaeology

About our staff

Dr Esther Breitenbach

MA (Hons), PhD

Research Fellow


Contact information
Address: School of History, Classics and Archaeology, William Robertson Wing, Teviot Place, Edinburgh EH8 9AG
Office hours: Meet by arrangement via
Affiliated research centres
Scottish Centre for Diaspora Studies

I graduated in Philosophy and Political Science from Dundee University in 1974, and subsequently worked in adult and community education, before commencing a career in academic research and teaching in 1991. Since 1991 I have undertaken research and teaching in Social Policy at Glasgow and Edinburgh Universities, including secondments from the University of Edinburgh to the Scottish Executive Equality Unit, and to the Women and Equality Unit in the Department of Trade and Industry. I was Visiting Professor at the Institute of Governance, Public Policy and Social Research, Queen's University Belfast, from 2003-2005. In 2005 I obtained a PhD from the University of Edinburgh. Since then I have held the positions of Postdoctoral Fellow, Teaching Associate, and Research Fellow in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology.