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Description of research and teaching

Soile Ylivuori (PhD, FRHistS) (she/her) is an Associate Professor in History. Her research interests include the history of the body, materiality and experiences, gender and race in the early modern British Empire, and intersections of cultural history and history of science, including the circulation of knowledge and power.


I'm currently leading two projects:

I've previously held a Core Fellowship at Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellowship at Queen Mary University of London, and a Beinecke and Lewis Walpole Library Research Fellowship at Yale, as well as worked as a visiting researcher at UCLA and University of Cambridge.

My publications include the monograph Women and Politeness in Eighteenth-Century England (Routledge, 2019) as well as peer-reviewed articles in journals including The Historical Journal and Cultural and Social History. I'm currently in the process of finalising my second monograph on the intersections of Whiteness and tropicality in the Georgian West Indies.

Teaching and supervision

I teach mainly on topics related to early modern cultural history, gender and the body, as well as theoretical and methodological questions. I'm currently a supervisor for Doctoral Programme in History and Cultural Heritage and Doctoral Programme in Gender, Culture, and Society.

External positions

Marie Curie Research Fellow, Queen Mary Univ London

1 Jan 201731 Dec 2018

Fields of Science

  • 615 History and Archaeology
  • Eighteenth-Century Studies
  • History of Science
  • British Atlantic World
  • Gender History
  • Cultural History
  • History of Experiences