Zoe Thomas (Royal Holloway)
Zoë Thomas is about to finish her AHRC funded PhD thesis on the Women’s Guild of Arts, a professional guild for women working in the Arts and Crafts Movement in London, with a focus on the period 1880-1930. During her PhD she was based in the History Department at Royal Holloway, University of London. She is now putting together a book on the same topic. She is currently Coordinator of the Centre for Gender, Subjectivities, and Identities in the History Department at Oxford University, alongside being the Coordinator for the Bedford Centre for the History of Women, at Royal Holloway, University of London. Zoë has published an article about studios and professional identity in the peer-reviewed journal Women’s History Review, and has co-edited a special edition of the journal History of Women in the Americas on the twentieth-century feminist writer Betty Friedan, alongside having a forthcoming co-edited collection titled Suffrage and Visual Culture to be published with Bloomsbury Academic in 2018. In 2015 she was a Visiting Scholar at Yale University, New Haven, and an AHRC Fellow at the Huntington Library, California. She is currently a Visiting Lecturer at the University of East London alongside teaching at King’s College London. She has also lectured and taught at Westminster University, Roehampton University, and Royal Holloway, University of London.
Keywords: Arts and Crafts movement, gender, space, material culture, female art organisations.