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Dr Emma Lundin


Teaching Associate



I studied for a BA in Journalism with Contemporary History at Queen Mary and City University and have worked as a journalist since 2003. I completed my AHRC-funded PhD – ‘Practical Solidarity: Connections between Swedish Social Democratic women and women in the African National Congress of South Africa, 1960-1994’ – at Birkbeck, University of London in 2015. The thesis explored the historical impact of informal cross-border relationships in national and international settings, and how these have informed ideas about gender and equality.


Research Interests:

As a historian, I’m interested in 20th-century liberation movements and philosophies, particularly women’s and feminist movements, black power and minority rights movements, international socialism, international cooperation and transnational political activism. I have previously taught the history of southern Africa, eugenics, Nordic politics and the British empire at Queen Mary, Goldsmiths, UCL, King’s College London and Birkbeck. 

I have articles and reviews forthcoming in several academic journals and I am currently working on a book on the history of women in the British parliament with Rachel Reeves MP. I also run a podcast on history and politics – Tomorrow Never Knows – with Dr Charlotte Riley.

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