Madeleine Armstrong

PhD Candidate in Intellectual History
Cambridge International Scholar
Madeleine Armstrong

I am a PhD candidate in Intellectual History at Trinity College, Cambridge, and a recipient of the Cambridge International Scholarship. I completed my undergraduate degree at the University of St Andrews, where I was awarded the Alan Robertson Memorial Prize for the best undergraduate History dissertation (2017), and the Joint Honours Prize for the highest overall achievement of a joint History and English student. I completed my MPhil in Modern British History at Cambridge, then spent a year in Paris learning French at the Sorbonne and tutoring students in History and English. It was there that I discovered my love of teaching, and decided to pursue an academic career. I returned to Cambridge in 2019 to begin my PhD. 

I study the family in eighteenth-century political thought in Britain and France. My research encompasses the impact of the French Revolution, the history of childhood, gender history, marriage and divorce law, and contract theory. I focus mainly on the works of Edmund Burke, Mary Wollstonecraft, and Jean-Jacques Rousseau.


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