Dr Stephanie Ward
Lecturer in Modern Welsh History
- Economic and social history of modern Wales
- Comparative and regional histories of Britain
- Unemployment, social policy, social and political movements with particular reference to the economic depression of the 1930s in Britain
- Gender history including studies of masculinity, marriage, family and identity in twentieth century Britain
Education and qualifications
- 2004-2008 PhD in History: 'The Means Test and the Unemployed in South Wales and the North-East of England, 1931-39', Aberystwyth University
- 2003-2004 MA Economic and Social History of Wales, Aberystwyth University
- 2000-2003 BA (hons) History, Aberystwyth University
- 2009 – to present Lecturer in History, Cardiff University
- 2008 – 2009 Lecturer in Economic and Social History, Aberystwyth University
Honours and awards
- ESRC 1 + 3 Studentship
- Editor, Llafur: The Welsh People's History Journal (2011 – present)
- Trustee, The Glamorgan County History Trust Limited (2011 – present)
- Executive committee member, The West of England and South Wales Women's History Network (2009 – present)
- Co-Convenor, Families, Identities and Gender Research Network (FIG). FIG is an interdisciplinary research network based within Cardiff University.
- CyMAL advisory panel, People's Collection Wales (2007-9)
- Executive Committee, Llafur, the Welsh People's History Society (2005 - present)
- Modern Wales - 20 credits (HS1104)
- History in Practice: Fury, Folly and Footnotes - 20 credits (HS1107)
- From King Coal to Cool Cymru: Society and Culture in Wales, 1939-2000 - 30 credits (HS1756)
- Exploring Historical Debate - 30 credits (HS1702)
- Class, Protest and Politics: South Wales, 1918-39 - 30 credits (HS1868)
- Dissertation - 30 credits (HS1801)
- Twentieth-Century Wales: Economy, Politics and Society - 20 credits (HST887)
Miners, Masculinity and the Body in Interwar South Wales
This project examines the relationship between the construction of masculine identity and the male body in interwar south Wales. It focuses upon working-class men working in the mining industry during a period of high unemployment.
Co-organising a symposium on 'Industrialism and Masculinity in Comparative Regional Context, c.1840-1939' at Aberystwyth University – funding received from History Research Wales.
Marriage, Family and Community in Modern Wales, 1929 - 1969
This project seeks to explore issues of marital breakdown, domestic violence, family relationships and gender roles within modern Wales. Such a study is paramount for a society which placed great emphasis upon the role of the family in securing the well-being of the wider community. The study of family will be placed against a background of economic upheaval and massive social change. This research will also contribute, more broadly, to the post-war history of Wales.