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Dr Emily Cock

Dr Emily Cock

Lecturer in Early Modern History, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Lead

School of History, Archaeology and Religion

Email
cocke@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 6104
Campuses
Room 4.33, John Percival Building, Colum Drive, Cardiff, CF10 3EU
Users
Available for postgraduate supervision

Overview

I am a Senior Lecturer in Early Modern History in SHARE with broad interests in medicine and disability c.1600-1800.

I joined Cardiff through a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship, Fragile Faces: Disfigurement in Britain and its Colonies (1600–1850). Fragile Faces explores the threat, experience and representation of facial disfigurement in Britain and its colonies in Virginia, Massachusetts and Australia from 1600 to 1850. I investigate what facial differences were considered disfiguring and how these differed between and within each region, with regard to assumptions of individual and group identity, disability, violence and legal approaches to disfigurement, gender and sexuality, and developing national and racial boundaries. My analysis challenges and critiques certain notions of facial normativity that are employed today in medical and legal frameworks, and the relation of facial difference to stigma and disability. I am also a BBC/AHRC New Generation Thinker (2019).

Biography

I hold a PhD from the University of Adelaide (Australia). I have held research positions at Winchester, Swansea and Adelaide universities, and further fellowships including Chawton House, the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies (ICJS), the Barr Smith Library (Adelaide), the Leverhulme Trust, and the Learned Society of Wales.

Professional Memberships
Fellow of the Royal Historical Society 
Social History of Medicine Editorial Board (2021–)
Series Co-Editor (Early Modern) for Facialities (Bloomsbury Press) (2020–)
Learned Society of Wales Advisory Group for the Development of Researchers, ECR Rep (2022–)
Institute for Historical Research (London) Review Board (Dec 2019–)
Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies 
Society for the Social History of Medicine (UK)
Disability History Association (USA)
The Early Modern Book Project

Publications

2021

2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

Teaching

I teach undergraduate modules on early modern history (including a third-year module on early modern health), and undergraduate and MA modules on historical practice, especially gender and disability histories.

Supervision

Current supervision

Theo Riviere

Research student

Past projects