Dr Katie Donington
Katie Donington joined the History Department as a staff member in April 2013. She is a Research Associate on the ESRC/ AHRC funded ‘Structure and Significance of British Caribbean Slave-ownership 1763-1833’ project. Her research for this project focuses on slave-ownership in Jamaica. Katie was awarded an Art Gallery and Museum Studies MA from the University of Leeds in 2007. Her dissertation analysed the representation of the slave trade and slavery in museum culture during 2007 - the bicentenary of the abolition of the slave trade. Katie completed her Ph.D at UCL with the ESRC funded Legacies of British Slave-ownership project. Her thesis explored the life, times and legacies of the leading proslavery advocate George Hibbert M.P. (1757-1837). She is interested in the ways in which nation, empire, race, class and gender were represented within metropolitan proslavery discourse.
Prior to joining UCL as a Ph.D student Katie worked for the Holocaust and Genocide History Department of the Imperial War Museum London. She remains interested in the representation of traumatic histories within a public history context.
Qualifications & memberships of professional bodies
|2007||MA||University of Leeds|
|2005||BA||University of Leeds|
|The Guardian||12 Jan 14||'How Bristol's gracious mansions mask the shameful past...'|
|BBC History||28 Mar 13||Podcast interview on British Slave-ownership|
|BBC World Service||28 Feb 13||Interview about the Legacies of British Slave-ownership encyclopaedia|
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