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Dr Stephanie Ward

Dr Stephanie Ward

Senior Lecturer in Modern Welsh History

Ysgol Hanes, Archaeoleg a Chrefydd

+44 (0)29 2087 5277
+44 (0)29 208 74929
4.28, Adeilad John Percival , Rhodfa Colum, Caerdydd, CF10 3EU
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Research interests

  • 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

Career overview

2009 – to present Lecturer in History, Cardiff University

2008 – 2009 Lecturer in Economic and Social History, Aberystwyth University

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  • ESRC 1 + 3 Studentship

Aelodaethau proffesiynol






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.

Project activities:

  • 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.