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Dr Helen Charman

Teaching Fellow

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Teaching Fellow in the Department of English Studies  


I joined Durham as a Teaching Fellow in October 2020. My current research focuses on the literary uses of maternity and its sociopolitical context. My first book, Mother State: a new history of motherhood, will be published by Penguin in 2023. As an essayist, my work has been published in The White Review, The Stinging Fly, Frieze, Another Gaze, The Baffler, The Architectural Review, and the London Review of Books blog.

I completed my BA, MPhil and PhD at the University of Cambridge. Before coming to Durham, I taught on English Literature and Creative Writing programmes at Cambridge, Anglia Ruskin University, the University of Glasgow, University of the Arts London, and as part of a doctoral supervisory team at the Glasgow School of Art.