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IVAC Summer Research Fellow Announced

Dr. Jennifer Purcell, Associate Professor of History at St. Michael’s College, Vermont, has been announced as the 2016 IVAC Summer Research Fellow at Richmond. Dr. Purcell specialises in the social history of twentieth century Britain focussing on women and national identity. During her stay at Richmond in June 2016, Dr. Purcell will extend her research for a monograph examining the life and work of the early BBC radio celebrity Mabel Constanduros (1880-1957), considering her impact on the genres of soap opera and situation comedy, as well as her role in developing the BBC as an institution. Dr. Purcell will present on her research at the one-day Summer Research Fellows Symposium on 21 June.