My research covers literary and cultural histories of women, gender, and feminism from the nineteenth century through to the present day, as well as contemporary women’s fiction, and neo-Victorianism. My first monograph – The Widow: A Literary and Cultural History – will be published by Liverpool University Press in late 2017, and I am now working on an oral history and participatory project called War Widows’ Stories, which is in receipt of a grant by the Heritage Lottery Fund. I am a member of the AHRC Peer Review College, and I am also a BBC New Generation Thinker. I welcome enquiries from prospective doctoral researchers wishing to work on any combination of the above fields and themes.

At LJMU, I teach across all undergraduate levels and postgraduate levels, and I have led the departments’ core literary and cultural theory provision as well as covering modules on gender and social media. I have also designed specialist modules such as “Feminist Fictions”, which covers women’s writing’s relationship with feminist theory and politics from the interwar period through to the present day. I currently supervise one PhD researcher, Chloé Holland, who works on the popular Victorian writer and editor Ellen Wood, and I am also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

I have developed a particular expertise as a consultant in postgraduate and early-career development. I have created The New Academic, a blog which collates advice and experiences for PGRs and ECRs about the increasingly demanding and complex challenges of academia. I have delivered over a dozen training workshops for postgraduates and early-career researchers across the UK, and The New Academic has been featured in the Times Higher Education twice (see here).

You can find out more about Nadine and her work, including her full CV, on her website at

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