Dr Bridget Vincent
Bridget completed her PhD in Literature at Cambridge University, UK studying writers as agents for social and political change; her work on the poet Geoffrey Hill was cited in the Times Literary Supplement. After completing her PhD in 2010, she taught at Selwyn College and Magdalene College in Cambridge and then was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne from 2012 to 2015. In 2014 she founded the Australian Youth Humanities Forum, a humanities counterpart to the National Youth Science Forum, designed to further public dialogue about the civic role of the humanities and, in particular, to encourage participation by students from underrepresented backgrounds. Bridget now works as an Assistant Professor in Modern and Contemporary Poetry at the University of Nottingham. Her research lies in the field of twentieth-century British and Irish literature, with particular emphases on poetics, modernism and the civic role of writing. At Nottingham she is working on a public program about poets and civic representation called Laureates Then and Now, which also aims to foster academic, creative and community dialogue. In 2016 she was shortlisted for the AHRC/BBC New Generation Thinkers program. She is currently in Australia conducting archival research as a Fellow of the National Library of Australia.