Thesis title: “Negotiating Violence: Public Discourses about Political Violence in Interwar Britain and Germany.” (passed)
2013-2014: MSc (Contemporary History), University of Edinburgh
2009-2013: MA Hons (English Language and History), University of Edinburgh
2017/2018: Themes in Modern European History, Tutor
2016/2017: Making of the Modern World, Tutor
2015/2016: European History 1b, Tutor
My research interests lie broadly in twentieth century European history. While I have previously focused on the post-1945 era, and in particular on Germany, my PhD thesis takes a comparative approach to the interwar period, examining British and German attitudes towards political violence. I am further interested in colonial violence, the history of National Socialism and the Holocaust, 'coming to terms' with violent pasts, as well as contemporary history. Other areas I take an academic interest in include modern South Asian history, teaching history, and (thanks to my joint undergraduate degree) linguistics, especially code-switching, the sociolinguistics of multilingualism and translation studies.
Current research interestsMy PhD research examines 'public language' in both interwar Britain and Germany and the negotiations therein around where the boundaries of legitimate or illegitimate violence lie in this period. It aims to contribute to an explanation as to why and how violence became an accepted, even attractive, option for conducting politics in Germany, while in Britain, notwithstanding the violent reality of British colonial rule overseas, it became increasingly less defensible in public discourse and consciousness.
Past research interestsMSc dissertation title: “Evaluating the First Frankfurt Auschwitz Trial (1963-1965) in Germany and Abroad”. MA (undergraduate) dissertation title: “Changes in Code-Switching Behaviour among Hindi-English Bilinguals in Northern India”.
June-November 2020: Working on Lothian Lockdown Diary Project (https://lothianlockdown.org) in data curation.
Affiliated research centres
- Anita Klingler, “Changes in Code-Switching Behaviour among Hindi-English Bilinguals in Northern India”, Lifespans and Styles. Undergraduate Working Papers on Intraspeaker Variation, 3/1 (2017), pp. 40-50. http://journals.ed.ac.uk/lifespansstyles/article/view/1827