Researcher biography

  • Past Degrees: BA (Hons) (UQ), PhD (2019)
  • Supervisor:  Prof. Phil Almond
  • Area of Research:  I am currently studying for a PhD in history and completed my confirmation milestone in October of last year. My thesis is a work of cultural and religious history, outlining and analysing views and representations of the Devil in Victorian England. It examines the contrasts and tensions between doctrinal, creative, and popular views of the Devil and showcases the intersections, which existed in nineteenth-century England, between belief, doubt, and imaginative endeavour. The topic of the Devil provides a way of examining, in microcosm, the Victorians'complex and frequently ambivalent relationship with religion and supernatural.