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Natasha Preger

Natasha Preger

PhD Student

Research interests

  • History


Natasha is undertaking a doctorate on the comparative aspects of health care and worker responses in service sector occupations in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Natasha completed her BA in History at the University of Sheffield (2015 – 2018) and her MA in History at the University of Manchester (2018 – 2019). Her previous research has centred on the process of knowledge change relating to the history of science and medicine. She completed her MA Dissertation on Victorian psychiatry, with a focus on the medicalisation of Anorexia Nervosa in the 1870s and 1880s and how ideas of gender and class played into this.


Thesis title: Living to Work: Gender and the Life-Cycle in the British Post Office, 1870 – 1914

Natasha's main research interests concern how medical progress in the Victorian and Edwardian periods informed the workplace and the impact this had on the treatment and perception of workers, and their responses to this. She is also interested in age (youth, adulthood and old age) as a category of difference, and how it can be utilised in histories of the body, of medicine, and of the workplace. Natasha is passionate about interdisciplinary research and how this can improve the accessibility of research to wider audiences.

PhD Supervision

Principal Supervisor: Professor David Green

Secondary Supervisor: Dr Laura Newman

Further Information

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