Dr Elizabeth Evenden-Kenyon specialises in the history of the European press, with a central focus on the early modern production of printed texts in England, Portugal and Spain. She researches both historical and contemporary uses of hate speech, nationalism masquerading as patriotism, and Islamophobia. She works as an advocate for better understanding of the value of the Humanities in society, and methodologies for creating greater social cohesion.
Previously, she has been a don and British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Cambridge (History, Newnham College), a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow at Harvard University (History), and a Senior Lecturer at Brunel University (English).
Elizabeth is currently a Holland Fellow at the University of Durham, researching the Lisbon collection at Ushaw College. She teaches with Continuing Education, and works as a consultant in Education provision and policy (evendenkenyonconsultancy.com).