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Elodie’s research explores the cultural and social implications of Napoleonic experiences of war captivity in France and Mauritius. Her PhD project (supervised at Warwick by Professor Carolyn Steedman) explored parole detention as a site of transnational exchange through a case study of a central depot for British civilian and military prisoners of war in Napoleonic France. In 2014-2015, she was Alan Pearsall Postdoctoral Fellow in Naval and Maritime History at the Institute of Historical Research, University of London, and Caird Junior Research Fellow at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich. From September 2015, she is Lecturer in Modern History at York St John University.
Grace researches the significance of the Korean War (1950-1953) within British social and cultural history, including the position of prisoners of war. Her PhD thesis was entitled ‘Thinking Soldiers: the Construction of Subjectivity in the Era of the Korean War’ (supervised by Professor Carolyn Steedman) and used the Korean War as a case study through which to examine subjectivity in mid-twentieth century Britain. From September 2014, she is Research Fellow in Oral History at the University of Warwick and an Early Career Research Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Study, University of Warwick.