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Dr Inge Dornan

Dr Inge Dornan
Senior Lecturer

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Inge Dornan has taught at Brunel University since 2003. Before then she lectured on the history of American slavery at Warwick University, University of East Anglia and Oxford University. She received her MPhil and PhD from Cambridge University. In 2009 she was appointed Senior Fellow and in 2010 Associate Fellow of the Rothermere American Institute, Oxford, where she worked on a research project on enslaved women in the British slave trade. In 2019-20 she will be Visiting Fellow of Mansfield College, Oxford, where she will be working on a research project on the education of enslaved children in the British West Indies. She is also the lead researcher and organiser of 'Unlocking the Secrets of Britain's Slave Past' (centred on Uxbridge's local connection to slavery and abolition) as part of the Being Human Festival of the Humanities, sponsored by the School of Advanced Study and the AHRC and British Academy, 14-23 November 2019. She is co-founder of the Association of British Historians of Women in the Americas, the journal History of Women in the Americas, and the Institute of Historical Research seminar series Gender in the Americas. For her most recent publications, please consult 'selected publications'.


PhD Girton College, Cambridge

MPhil  Historical Studies Girton College, Cambridge

BA Hons Medieval and Renaissancel History with Italian Language  Warwick University


Teaching Enhancement Framework reports analyst and author for History Subject Division & Politics Subject Division

University Programme Developer & Chair

Member of University Senate 

Newest selected publications

Dornan, I. (Accepted) 'To ‘make a good Mistress to my servants’: unmasking the meaning of maternalism in colonial South Carolina.', in Aje, L. and Armstrong, C. (eds.) The Many Faces of Slavery: New Perspectives on Slave Ownership and Slave Experiences in the Americas.. Bloomsbury Academic. pp. 88 - 110.

Book chapter

Dornan, I. (2018) 'The Politics of Women's Slave Management in the Colonial South'.New Approaches to Slave Management. University of Manchester. Slavery and Abolition. ISSN: 0144-039X Open Access Link

Conference paper
More publications(5)