Mr Adam Mckie

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  • Stella Moss First/primary/lead supervisor

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Research interests

My doctorate, 'Utopia Ltd.? Capitalist Utopianism and Model Company Villages in Interwar England', examined the construction of the last 'utopian' company villages built in England and explored the concept of capitalist utopianism.

These self-titled utopias - Silver End and East Tilbury, both in Essex - were built by industrialists during a period when capitalism was in ideological and functional crisis. My thesis argued these purpose-built, isolated, self-contained, and architecturally innovative villages were a response to that crisis, and their limitations and failures can be seen as part of a leftward shift from the mid-1930s.

My broader research examined at the history and development of women’s sport in England. My first book, Women at the Wicket: A History of Women's Cricket in Interwar England (2018) is the first in-depth study of the formative years of the game and explains how cricket became a new setting for women’s emancipation after achieving electoral equality in 1928.

Educational background

PhD, History - Royal Holloway, University of London (2016-2020)

MA by Research, History - Royal Holloway, University of London (2015-2016)

BA (Hons), History – University of Sheffield (2010-2013)

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