Dr Soile Ylivuori

Marie Curie Research Fellow

Location Graduate Center 6.07

Email: s.ylivuori@qmul.ac.uk

I am a graduate of University of Helsinki, where my doctoral research examined the relationship between didactic conduct ideals and elite women’s possibilities for autonomous subjectivity in the English eighteenth-century polite society. I also spent a year as a visiting doctoral student at Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge.


My current research project investigates the interconnectedness of nationality and race in Georgian England and its colonies. I am particularly interested in the ways national and ethnic identities were performed through ‘proper’ behaviour and, therefore, were changeable and negotiable. My research interests include:

  • Early modern British and European history
  • Cultural and intellectual history
  • Historical construction of identities
  • History of gender and ethnicity in the early modern period
  • Poststructuralist and feminist history