School of Humanities
History, Politics and Sociology
Dr Anna Muggeridge is a historian of modern Britain with a particular specialism in women’s and gender history. Anna completed her PhD at the University of Worcester in 2021 and currently works as an Associate Lecturer in History.
PhD, University of Worcester, 2021
MA by Research, University of Warwick, 2016
BA Hons, History, Coventry University, 2024
Teaching and Research
Anna teaches on a range of modules on nineteenth and twentieth century British history, as well as study skills and research methods modules. She is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Anna’s PhD examined women’s engagement with politics and public life in the post-enfranchisement era, focusing in particular on the Black Country. She is currently building on this research to develop a new project on women’s experiences of local government in the twentieth century. Anna is a Visiting Research Fellow at the Mile End Institute at Queen Mary, University of London and is also committed to public engagement and impact, having worked with History West Midlands and the Black Country Living Museum to disseminate her research.
- Women’s History Network steering committee member.
- Early Career Member, Royal Historical Society.
‘Women and Politics in Smethwick, 1918—1929’, Midland History (forthcoming, 2022).
‘A “practical” politics? Suffrage, Infant Welfare and Women’s Politics in Walsall, 1910-1939’, in: Hughes-Johnson, A. & Jenkins, L., The Politics of Women's Suffrage: Local, National and International Dimensions, (London: New Historical Perspectives, 2021), p. 109—128.
With Andrews, M., Carter, H., & Davies, L., ‘Childhood Interrupted: Work and Schooling in Rural Worcestershire’, in: Andrews, M., Fleming, N. C., & Morris, M., (eds.), Histories, Memories and Representations of Being Young in the First World War, (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020), p. 53—71.
‘The Missing Two Million: The Exclusion of Working-class Women from the 1918 Representation of the People Act’, Revue Française de Civilisation Britannique, Vol. 23, No. 1, (2018), p. 1—15.
Anna has reviewed books for Twentieth Century British History, Women’s History Review, Women’s History and the Local Historian.