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Jennifer took her BA in History at the University of Leeds before moving to Newnham College, Cambridge, where she studied for MPhil and PhD degrees in early modern history. She was awarded a Research Fellowship at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, before moving to King’s as a Teaching Fellow in 2017.

Research interests and PhD supervision

  • Early modern social, economic, and cultural history
  • Urban craft guilds and artisanal culture
  • Archives and the history of record-keeping

Selected publications

  • 'Currency, conversation, and control: Political discourse and the coinage in mid-Tudor England', English Historical Review, vol. 131 (2016).
  • 'The Clerk's Tale: Civic Writing in Sixteenth-Century London', in Liesbeth Corens, Kate Peters and Alexandra Walsham (eds.), The Social History of the Archive: Record Keeping in Early Modern Europe, Past and Present Supplement 11 (Oxford, 2016).
  • 'Utopia and civic politics in mid-sixteenth-century London', The Historical Journal, vol. 54, no. 4 (2011), pp. 933-953.
  • 'Speech and sociability: regulation of language in the London livery companies, c.1550-1650', in Justin Colson and Arie van Steensel (eds.), Cities and Solidarities: Urban Communities in Pre-Modern Europe (Routledge, 2017).