I received my PhD from Cambridge University in 2000. Before joining Brunel, I taught American history at Oxford, Warwick and East Anglia. In 2009, I was appointed Senior Fellow at the Rothermere American Institute, Oxford, and thereafter Associate Fellow. In 2010, I established the MA in Modern World History at Brunel. I am co-founder and Steering Committee member of the Association of British Historians of Women in the Americas.
- PhD Cambridge
- MPhil Cambridge
- BA Warwick
Newest selected publications
Dornan, I. (2012) '“Madda! Madda! Yiera! Yiera!”: African women slaves and the abolition of the British transatlantic slave trade', in Lewis, S. and Gleeson, D. (eds.) Ambiguous anniversary: The bicentennial of the international slave trade bans. South Carolina : USC Press. ISBN 13: 978-1611170962.
Dornan, I. (2010) ''Unspeakable things spoken': Sex and violence in Britain's slave colonies, confessions of the parliamentary investigation into the transatlantic slave trade'. Institute of Historical Research, London. 21[unpublished]
Dornan, I. (2009) 'Abolishing history: The politics of gender and violence in the public sphere'.Women’s History Network 18th Annual. St Hilda’s College, Oxford. 11 - 13 September[unpublished]
Dornan, I. (2009) 'The road most travelled: Women and children in the transatlantic slave trade'. Rothermere American Institute, Oxford University. 11[unpublished]
Dornan, I. (2009) 'Unlocking the ‘secrets of slavery’: Historicising violence in British America'.Transnational Perspectives on American Women’s History. Brunel University. 30[unpublished]