Emma Kelso

PhD student
Emma Kelso is a part time graduate student in the Faculty of History, supervised by Leigh Shaw-Taylor. Her focus of research is on the impact of economic shocks on the urban poor in nineteenth-century Britain. She is particularly interested in whether and how such shocks could have lasting consequences for some of the most vulnerable in society, including for their human capital formation. Her master’s research looked at the impacts of the 1861-65 Lancashire Cotton Famine on working families in Lancashire.


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