I am an early career researcher in modern history. I specialise in the histories of Mexico and of communism, but I am also interested in the Cold War more generally, in global strands of socialism, anarchism and communism, and in literature and the left. After an undergraduate degree in Modern History and Politics, I moved to the Institute of Latin American Studies in London to undertake an MA (Area Studies) in 2003. I then worked at Canning House for four years in events management and membership before beginning my doctoral research on the Mexican left in 2008. I completed my PhD in summer 2012 and graduated that December. I took a couple of years away from academic work doing childcare, then I taught Latin American history at Warwick, UCL and LSE. I am currently Lecturer in Modern History at St. Catherine’s College, University of Oxford and Adjunct Professor of Latin American Studies at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (Bologna).