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Jodie researches nineteenth-century representations and experiences of people who travelled around Britain (including Romanies/Gypsies and canal boat people), and the cultural significance of Britain's industrial waterways. In 2016 she was appointed the Canal & River Trust’s first Honorary Research Fellow. You can watch a YouTube video about Jodie’s research on canal boat people. She strongly believes in communicating academic research to wide audiences, and works with charities, museums and heritage organisations, schools and others. 

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Research Expertise and Interests

  • Representations of Gypsies, Roma or Travellers, especially in the nineteenth century
  • Waterways and their cultures
  • Race, gender and identity in the nineteenth century
  • Travel in the nineteenth century

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities


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