Aurelia completed her DPhil in 2010 on “Imaginable Nations: Constructions of History and Identity and the Contribution of Selected Irish Women Writers 1891 -1945” in 2010, under the supervision of Professor Roy Foster. Since then she has worked as a research assistant for Dr Michael Biggs on a project on ‘Hunger Strikes by Suffragettes and Irish Republicans, 1909-1923’, under the auspices of the Department of Sociology at the University of Oxford. She is currently in the early stages of a project exploring gay teenage identity in 1980s Britain.
Aurelia has taught at Hertford and other Oxford colleges since 2005 and has been a Stipendiary Lecturer in Modern British History for Trinity College, Oxford since 2007. For the History BA, she teaches the outline papers: Britain 1815-1924, and Britain 1900 to the present; she also teaches specialist papers on Ireland 1870-1922 and on British Twentieth Century Social History, and theoretical and historiographical papers, especially those on Gender History and Art as an approach to history. Aurelia has also devised courses for Visiting Students on British imperialism, and Victorian social, political and intellectual history. She started assisting with the Hertford College Princeton Exchange Programme in 2012. Her interests lie in modern British cultural and social history.