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Rosa Hodgkin

PhD Candidate, Economic and Social History


I am a second year PhD student interested in the interaction of popular and political narratives and how this affects policy. My research investigates how political and media framings of popular attitudes to tax changed in Britain in the second half of the twentieth century and why. The tax system and political narratives about popular attitudes to tax changed significantly over this period but available evidence does not suggest a marked shift in attitudes. My work explores this apparent disconnect.

Other Professional Activities

Currently on a six month placement working in the Cabinet Office as a policy advisor.

Editor of Doing History in Public.


  • Economic, Social History
  • Modern British History