PG Thesis Panel
Join us for our second thesis panel of the year, and this week we are showcasing the work of some amazing postgraduate students. This session is an opportunity to hear about new and developing research from emerging students here at Oxford. Our speakers on this panel will be: Stephanie Ormond (Pembroke), Zaiba Patel (Worcester), and Holly Cooper (Harris Manchester).

Decolonising pedagogies and methodologies in English history education
Bio: Zaiba (she/her) is a second-year DPhil Education student. Her research explores what decolonisation and antiracism might mean in a UK school history context. Her project is funded by the research group, ‘A portrait of the teaching of Empire, Migration and Belonging in English secondary schools’. Prior to her DPhil, she was a secondary school teacher for four years. Zaiba has also co-authored a textbook on the British Empire for secondary school students, contributed to the Historical Association’s quarterly publication, Teaching History, and worked as an education consultant teaching teachers and young people about the histories of the Middle East, Central Asia, and the Partition of the Indian subcontinent.

Regionality, space, and community in postwar Coventry and Warwickshire
Bio: Holly Cooper (they/them) is a Black British historian based at the University of Oxford, researching Black community histories in twentieth century Coventry and Warwickshire. Their DPhil in History is supervised by Dr. Meleisa Ono-George and Dr. Chantelle Lewis, as well as being funded by the University of Oxford Black Academic Futures scholarship. They are also an experienced researcher, currently working on the UCL/Oxford, ‘A portrait of Empire, Migration, and Belonging in England’s secondary schools’ (2022 – 2025). Holly is an alum of the MA in Black British History at Goldsmiths, University of London.

Bio: Stephanie Ormond (she/her) is reading MSt in Global and Imperial History. Steph has recently graduated with a BA (Hons) History degree at the University of Durham, with her dissertation entitled ‘Type the Power: The Rise of the Black British Press from the Nottingham Race Riot to the Mangrove Nine Trial, c.1958-1971’. She is a Laidlaw Scholar, and has been consistently active in student media and academic journals.

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Part of the Race and Resistance Programme events.
Date: 1 December 2023, 13:00 (Friday, 8th week, Michaelmas 2023)
Venue: Radcliffe Humanities, Woodstock Road OX2 6GG
Venue Details: Colin Matthew Room
Speakers: Holly Cooper (University of Oxford), Zaiba Patel (University of Oxford), Stephanie Ormond (University of Oxford)
Organising department: The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH)
Organisers: Dr Chantelle Lewis (University of Oxford), Holly Cooper (University of Oxford)
Organiser contact email address:
Host: Dr Chantelle Lewis (University of Oxford)
Booking required?: Not required
Audience: Members of the University only
Editor: Holly Cooper